In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first exercised new powers granted under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to shut down processing at the Sunland Inc. company’s peanut plant in New Mexico. The total cost of this recall is believed to have exceeded $1 billion with lawsuits still pending.
A recent survey by Red Prairie revealed that only 52% of food companies can execute a recall within hours as is expected with modern technology. Perhaps that is because 81% of companies surveyed were using either paper-based or only partially automated systems. The food traceability software white paper was written to help food manufacturers and distributors:
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“Now with RFgen every item number has a license plate attached to it. We can bring up the item number in the date range and create a report within minutes to show auditors the actual purchase order that it came in on.”
Director of IT, Caito Foods
"When the customer receives the pallet, all they have to do is scan the pallet label and they know all of the information about the items on it—right down to individual product lot numbers. This is critical for some of our larger customers."
Business Analyst, Trident Seafoods