Iso 22000 Helps Food Manufacturers Economically According to Tracegains

Iso 22000 Helps Food Manufacturers Economically According to Tracegains

Author: Thomas Cutler
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Food safety is linked to the presence of food-borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Since food safety hazards can occur at any stage in the food chain it is essential that adequate control be in place. Therefore, a combined effort of all parties through the food chain is required. 

 Communication along the food chain is essential to ensure that all relevant food safety hazards are identified and adequately controlled at each step within the food chain. This implies communication between organizations both upstream and downstream in the food chain. Communication with customers and supplies about identified hazards and control measures will assist in clarifying customer and supplier requirements.  Recognition of the organization’s role and position within the food chain is essential to ensure effective interactive communication throughout the chain in order to deliver safe food products to the final consumer.

 ISO 22000 integrates the principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system and application steps developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. By means of auditable requirements, it combines the HACCP plan with prerequisite programs. Hazard analysis is the key to an effective food safety management system, since conducting a hazard analysis assists in organizing the knowledge required to establish an effective combination of control measures. ISO 22000 requires that all hazards that may be reasonably expected to occur in the food chain, including hazards that may be associated with the type of process and facilities used, are identified and assessed. Thus it provides the means to determine and document why certain identified hazards need to be controlled by a particular organization and why others need not.

 TraceGains, Inc. was founded in 1998 with a 100% focus on traceability. The company has a patented delivery system —14 patents granted and growing —and also is an Issuer of United States Department of Agriculture Process Verification Program (PVP) Label.

 By providing real-time bi-directional supply chain transparency and traceability, TraceGains reduces risks to the corporation and its executives, who may become personally liable in case of a recall. Positively Assured Traceability provides the following essential capabilities:

 Continuous attribute visibility for each incoming ingredient received.  
 Identity preservation across commingling, batching, blending, transformation, and re-work. 
 Continuous comparison between on-floor activities, business rules, and compliancy requirements. 


 However, TraceGains not only adds the missing capabilities to protect food companies, its officers and executives, and consumers, but goes beyond to turn data into actionable business intelligence from the floor to the board room.

 With proven solutions and hundreds of implementations, return on investment (ROI) and profitability enhancement has been independently confirmed in university studies. Companies’ bottom lines are positively affected through the following results:
 ·        Improved operational efficiency by identifying profit leakages.
 ·        Enhanced product consistency by pinpointing causes of variation. 
 ·        Increasing market share by assuring trading partners they are protected with actionable data.

 By using Web Services to interconnect with all leading ERP, SCM, and MES systems, Positively Assured Traceability can deliver compliance with internal business rules, assurance of pedigree claims, enhanced profitability, and increased operational excellence. From the grower, aggregator, manufacturer and processor, to distribution and logistics, and finally the retailer, only TraceGains provides bi-directional unit-level (item, carton, pallet, etc.) traceability while boosting profitability and cost-effectively improving operational excellence.


  TraceGains Inc. 
  Marc Simony, Director of Marketing 
  [email protected] 

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