Traceability for Food Safety
Food traceability is vital to the health and safety of consumers. Tracking the movement of food as it passes through the raw stage up until it reaches its final form is necessary to communicate effectively with everyone who has a stake in the process, from partners and buyers all the way to consumers.
A significant part of food traceability as it relates to public health is product recalls. In the event that a product makes it to consumers and then must be recalled, traceability allows for a completely transparent look into the origin of the problem so that it can be resolved and prevented from happening again.
Food traceability is also beneficial from a damage control standpoint in the unfortunate event that a product recall must take place. Naturally, food recalls can result in mistrust and even resentment from the public. Having food traceability measures in place reassures consumers, confirming the perception that there is an established process underway intended to identify the problem at its source and put a stop to it before further damage can be done.
Product labeling is a key piece to both food traceability and food safety. Food traceability solutions typically deal with GS1 Standard Barcode labeling to serialize and identify product through production, inventory, and the order fulfillment process. Food safety requires that product be properly labeled and identified to help protect and inform consumers about the products they are purchasing.
Food traceability technology is an important step to achieving proper food safety levels. Carlisle Technology offers integrated software and hardware solutions engineered to generate, track and report information related to manufacturing processes. Our Symphony plant productivity and traceability suite provides complete control over the plant floor, from production monitoring to product management.
To learn more about how Carlisle’s food traceability solutions can contribute to food safety at your plant, visit www.carlisletechnology.com/solutions.
Written by Rice Lake Weighing Systems www.ricelake.com