• Facilitates FDA compliance3
  • Reduces recall costs
  • Limits liability4
  • Reduces implementation and labor costs
  • Simplifies supply chain communication
  • Provides inventory accuracy
From Fortune 500 food processors to suppliers in multi-tier supply chains, Alltrace Software, a service inventory and production management tool, is designed to efficiently meet your organization’s traceability concerns. Acknowledged by trade associations as exemplary when it comes to meeting FDA, CANTRACE and GFSI traceability standards, Alltrace Software is easy to implement and is a proven, cost-effective solution.

Why Traceability?

The modern era of food and consumer product “traceability” dates back to 1982, when seven unsuspecting people perished after purchasing cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules in food stores and pharmacies. At the cost of millions of dollars, Johnson & Johnson recalled all Tylenol products, demonstrating their unwillingness to risk public safety. Since that famous recall, government, industry groups and businesses have made food and consumer product safety an increased priority.

Even after years of tightening FDA regulations and policies, and good faith attempts on the part of producers to comply, problems with food quality still exist. Several major foodborne disease outbreaks occur yearly. Foodborne disease is estimated to cause 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,200 deaths annually5. The costs associated with foodborne illness are just as staggering. Just this winter, salmonella led to the

recall of 2,800 foods with peanut ingredients, accounting for damages and losses to the peanut industry estimated at nearly $1 billion.6 In response to 9/11, Congress passed the Homeland Security Act of 2002; FDA regulation 306 pursuant to this act establishes records requirements and maintenance for persons and organizations who manufacture, process, pack, transport, distribute, receive, hold or import food. All persons and organizations covered were to be compliant with FDA 306 by December 2006. Government officials, noting the high cost of compliance, relaxed enforcement.

After several major food recalls in 2008, the Obama administration has signaled for stepped-up enforcement of FDA 306 and several insurers of large food producers have threatened to not renew policies unless compliance with FDA 306 is proven.



Can You Answer These Questions?

  1. If your supplier does not list the lot number on any ingredients/inputs you receive, does your supplier send you lot information by other means? If not, do you take apart pallets, crates, barrels, and/or boxes and locate any and all lot numbers and related manufacturing data?
  2. For every supplier shipment you receive, can you trace each lot, supplier manufacturing date andspecific carrier and delivery date from the supplier to the exact finished products and the lots you made from them?
  3. Can you track exactly which finished products and lots were delivered to each customer and identify the delivering carrier?
  4. When generating lot tracing lists, do you only include lots that have actually completed production (not just time-based approximations)?
  5. Do you record container type of incoming material for traceability purposes? (For example “400 qty. 16 oz bottles” instead of “400 lbs.”)
  6. Do you maintain a current database of physical addresses of all carriers, suppliers and customers?
  7. Does your organization buy and sell products it never touches, but the purchase and sale is still recorded in your organization’s books? If so, do you record the data described in questions 1-6?
  8. If your organization does not own both the stores it is delivering products to and the trucks making deliveries to these stores, do you record for each lot the specific store delivered to, delivering carrier and delivery date?
  9. If your business is made of up of separate legal entities, but is managed as a single organization, do you record and trace inventory/goods moved between these separate entities as you would if they were coming from suppliers and going to customers?
  10. Do you track all incoming and outgoing product samples?

 

 

Mobia Solutions

Alltrace Software powered by Mobia Solutions leverages the power of the Internet to provide a low cost,
feature-rich alternative to purchased and self-hosted software that:

 

  • Integrates with existing business systems (ERP/accounting)
  • Is expense based (not a capital project)
  • Requires minimal technical skills to run
  • Has a low upfront setup cost, no long term commitment
  • Dramatically less expensive than traditional warehouse management systems
  • Has a short Implementation time (several days)
  • Supports barcoding and RFID systems
  • Has easily-identifiable cost savings vs. traditional WMS-traceability solutions

For the last decade, the software supporting Mobia Solutions has been helping keep major food and pharmaceutical companies safe and profitable, by integrating supply chain control, WMS, traceability, and manufacturing and distribution solutions. Intermec CK3 and CN3 handheld computers support all of these applications, and are excellent platforms for Alltrace Software powered by Mobia Solutions.

If your organization is concerned about traceability compliance, reducing recall costs, limiting liability, improving inventory accuracy, or simply reducing current traceability costs, contact your Informs representative today.


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