Food safety is a critical issue. Food and beverage manufacturers know that an error in their food safety standards can spell disaster for their brand. True, federal laws are in place to protect consumers. However, conscious manufacturers must have reliable ways to comply with regulations such as the Food and Drug Administration.
Emphasis on quality and safety
Consumers want to know what ingredients are in their food. The growing interest in foods with limited ingredients and the “farm-to-table” movement illustrate this concern. Food supplies and ingredients are now produced and shipped worldwide. This may lead to questions about quality control and standards in other parts of the world.
To promote your product and reassure your customers, traceability is a must. With quantity traceability, manufacturers can accurately trace ingredients used and where they came from. They can verify that they meet the quality standards and convey this confidence to consumers.
In the food industry, freshness is important. Over time, flavor, strength, and ripeness may be affected. Batch tracking will allow you to prioritize older stock to ensure freshness and prevent waste. Batch tracking also ensures that ingredients are balanced so that batches are consistent in flavor and texture, thus encouraging brand loyalty.
Complex supply chains and fluctuating availability allow for the introduction of counterfeit components. Batch tracking will help ensure that consumers receive authentic goods. If counterfeit components appear on store shelves, tracking and tracing can pinpoint exactly where they entered the supply chain. Manufacturers can quickly correct the situation and take steps to prevent problems in the future.
Validate promotions, deals and discounts
Food and beverage retailers rely heavily on deals, prices, and discounts to boost sales. Unfortunately, there is room for fraud. Payment tracking can help you verify the legitimacy of rebate claims by verifying buyers of eligible items.
Product recalls can be a nightmare and are definitely a nuisance. Problems with a specific component or manufacturing error can occur. But with batch tracking software, you can determine the scope and cost of product recalls. Identifying affected parts and tracing them to retail outlets or distribution centers will save time, money and ensure safety.
Prevent brand damage
Poor quality components, product recalls, and counterfeit goods will erode your brand’s reputation. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with effective lot tracking and tracking provisions will help protect your brand by ensuring the quality and purity of your ingredients and end product. When the unthinkable happens, you can act quickly to control damage if you can immediately identify which pieces require a summon. Traceability and tracing are essential for every food and beverage manufacturer.
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