Food safety and traceability are growing concerns in the food industry. Food manufacturers produce products using materials from many different sources that have the potential to reach millions of consumers across the country. Traceability is necessary to ensure the safety of food and prevent foodborne illness.
There are many regulations that deal with food traceability. Food manufacturers are required to track products along the food supply chain to show where a product is going as well as where it has been. Food manufacturers also need to have a food safety system that includes preventive controls and a recall plan.
Achieving Traceability and Food Safety Compliance with WiSys and Macola
The Quinoa Corporation is the parent company of the Ancient Harvest brand of products and is a pioneer in the Organic, Gluten Free and Non-GMO industries. Because their products already met Quality Assurance International organic standards, food traceability requirements were nothing new to the Quinoa Corporation.
“When someone from the FDA shows up for an audit, we can provide every report they need within 15 minutes. Even at 4:00 on a Friday afternoon,” explains the Quinoa Corporation Vice President of Operations.
The company does this by using the WiSys Warehouse Management System integrated with Macola ERP.
“WiSys brings all of our Macola data together and makes it easy to process information, create custom KPIs, and have reports ready instantaneously.”
WiSys grid reports like purchase-to-lot, production-to-lot, invoice-to-lot, and shipment-to-lot show the lot control information required by the FDA and can be exported to Excel and printed quickly and easily. WiSys provides the data and documentation to back up Quinoa’s good manufacturing practices.
By using WiSys along with Macola, the Quinoa Corporation is also able to:
- See what inventory is on hand at all locations
- Organize information by manufacturer and location
- Drill down to specific lots
- Find issues and respond quickly
- See what is sold at each location
Implementing a food safety and traceability program should satisfy government and industry compliance requirements as well as provide you with better visibility and control while minimizing risks to your customers and company.
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Macola Lot Traceability using WiSys WMS with Barcode Scanning, Automation, and Reporting.
Supply Chain Management Solutions for Food and Beverage Manufacturers
Food traceability is crucial to food manufacturers. Products need to be tracked and quickly located in the case of a recall. Real-time Supply Chain Management solutions make this possible for food manufacturers and increase the safety of our food. WiSys uses barcodes and mobile scanners for real-time lot tracking and reporting. This provides the tools needed to comply with food safety regulations by ensuring products can be traced from farm to fork. Ready to learn more? Contact us today!