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organizations and the industry at large
ensure quality products throughout their
supply chains. Advanced technologies
• Supplier Information Management:
Helps store and manage supplier
profiles, relationships and hierarchies
detailing suppliers, sub-suppliers,
factory and facility profiles, manufactured products, certifications,
certificates of analysis (COAs), risks,
issues and other performance-related
• Raw-Material Information
Management: Stores product related
information including raw materials,
ingredients, nutritional information,
specifications and finished goods
information in a central repository.
• Product Testing Management:
Defines and manages testing and
sampling plans, test properties and
methods for materials, ingredients and
• Compliance Management: Provides
a centralized and integrated approach
to manage all compliance require-
ments and standards.
• Preventive Controls Management:
Creates and manages controls around
food allergens, sanitation control,
recall plans, environmental monitoring and supplier verification, as well
as defines critical control points and
thresholds and links controls to identified risks.
• Hazard & Risk Management: Drives
a risk-based approach to automating
hazard identification and analysis,
including identifying and managing
risks at individual facilities.
• Audit Management: Automates internal and external audits such as quality
audits, safety audits and supplier surveys and certifications.
• Non-Conformance and Corrective
Actions: Automates the non-conformance and corrective process, and
facilitates root cause analysis and
• Complaints Management: Provides
a mechanism to record customer com-
plaints, and automatically route com-
plaints for further review, root cause
analysis and remediation.
• Product Recall Management:
Manages a comprehensive prod-uct-wide recall campaign, including
communication to customers and the
• Training Management: Manages the
overall employee training process,
including scheduling classes and
maintaining training records.
Q.How can food manufacturers create a compliance program
that meets all regulatory standards
while also meeting requirements of
the specific product type, production and distribution location and
the end-consumer market?
A.Food manufacturers, suppliers and
vendors can ensure complete compliance by
implementing a food safety system that is
monitored and audited on an ongoing basis,