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How to Prevent Food Recalls?

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 18, 2019

Food safety technology helps in the continuous improvement process by automating the management of data and communication. It remains crucial for every supplier and manufacturer, and serves as the ultimate gateway to attaining success in the industry.

FREMONT, CA: The rise in food recalls can be credited partly to developed detection methods and advanced epidemiology tactics employed by different organizations concerned with safety. The rise in food recall is increasing due to the industry’s better focus on changing consumer tastes for products that need a drastic modernization of ordinary safety practices of edibles.

Sharp insight into the food safety performance of the entire supply chain is essential in minimizing the risk inbuilt in manufacturing food and protecting consumers from food-borne diseases. In order to avoid being shut down or targeted by consumer outrage, companies need to understand the importance of focusing on food safety software implementation in the three major areas of the supply chain:

• Neat Production Surrounding:

It is crucial for food manufacturers to verify that the resources involved in the development process, as well as the process itself, are efficiently controlled and protected even before any product is created. Unless the farmers and manufacturers rigorously manage their processing facilities, the risk of toxins impacting food products can be severely high. It can be a compromised irrigation canal or an outdated processing equipment source, responsible for the invisible issues that cause devastating recall down the line. By gaining a comprehensive insight into the functionality of food safety programs in their processing environments, manufacturers can combat the outcomes.

• Leveraging Automation:

Most food manufacturers prefer delaying investments into the necessary tools that can increase their food safety practices by relying on manual processes. The issue in manual processes increases the rate of human errors and also restricts the speed that can help the food manufacturers identify and react to problems before it turns into recall ramifications. To overcome the obstacles, companies need to implement a data-driven approach, which can track facility conditions in real-time, offer a more significant opportunity for manufacturers to control their environments effectively, respond to issues instantly, and prevent destructive recalls with long-lasting consequences.

• Data for Detection:

Food safety should be broad and continuous, providing essential automation to push actions to users by activating alerts in case the performance data reveals noncompliance. Since food safety liability flows uphill, the ace firms employ senior leadership members to check up on the reports as they understand better that food safety is critical to business success.