What is Food Traceability?
Food traceability is an essential part of the food processing industry, as it impacts not only the health and safety of your consumers but the success of your business. However, confusion continues to surround what exactly defines food traceability.
Food traceability is an effort to maintain awareness of every stage of handling that a raw material or product undergoes—in your facility and beyond. This includes receiving and production as well as processing and distribution.
In addition to tracking the movement of product at your facility, you should also keep in mind who you have purchased materials from and who will be purchasing them from you. By keeping these lines of communication open, you are granted access to additional information and important feedback about the quality of your product.
Food traceability measures consist of a combination of best practices, defined processes, standardized data collection and reporting. Traceability software and technology for automation helps processors implement these procedures effectively. Timely information about food items is critical, and food traceability software streamlines how it is communicated to supply-chain partners and consumers.
Food traceability should not be considered an added cost, but rather a critical component of your company’s long-term success. When implemented by the right solution partner utilizing appropriate, proven technologies and best practices, food traceability can increase efficiency throughout your entire plant and reduce inherent costs of operation.
Carlisle Technology has implemented innovative food traceability and productivity solutions on the plant floor for more than 30 years. We offer the tools and knowledge to accurately automate critical data collection within your food production processes and quickly reproduce that data into meaningful recall reports, so you can satisfy even the most demanding food traceability requirements.
To learn how Carlisle can enhance food traceability processes in your plant, visit www.carlisletechnology.com/traceability.
Written by Rice Lake Weighing Systems www.ricelake.com
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