The Importance of ERP Software for Food Safety
When it comes to food safety, no one wants to hear about another recall situation or outbreak. Even the most diligent food companies could face a disastrous situation if they don’t use a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to provide real-time visibility into their products’ quality control and supply chain.
Today, consumers are more interested in what goes into their food, and companies have to be able to provide clear traceability throughout the entire production process in order to meet these desires. When a recall has been necessary, the costs often equal tens of millions of pounds. Even if a recall has not been required, the damage to the company’s reputation can still be costly.
An effective ERP solution in place that can perform efficient food safety, traceability and recall procedures will help you to minimize the costs of a recall and prevent further damage.
All food and beverage companies need to be able to rely on their ERP system in order to maintain compliance with local and international food safety regulations, as well as meet continuously evolving consumer expectations with regard to product quality.
ERP systems can provide the required visibility into food safety, quality control and traceability. Food and beverage firms need to be proactive in putting processes and procedures in place to manage food safety and traceability, rather than waiting for a potentially crippling and costly food safety recall situation to happen.
Traceability has never been more important in the food and beverage industries. Over the past decade, high-profile recalls and foodborne outbreaks have educated consumers about the importance of knowing where our food is coming from.
With the right ERP software, processes can be defined and automated to increase food safety. This includes better business intelligence for real-time analysis that helps you make better business decisions, and dramatically reduces the costs of training, error, and recalls.
ERP solutions help operators in the food safety and quality control process by ensuring there is complete visibility of a product throughout the whole quality supply chain.
With an ERP system, you can quickly identify the affected product lines and places where they are distributed so that you can recall the affected product immediately. You minimize the costs associated with recalls and protect your brand image.
It’s simple. An ERP solution that performs food safety, traceability, and recall procedures keeps your brand safe, and limits damage when something goes wrong.
What is Food Safety?
Food safety involves the proper handling, preparation, storage, and sanitation of food to prevent contamination and foodborne illnesses. It encompasses good hygiene and sanitation practices throughout the entire food production and supply chain. Key elements of food safety include:
- Following established protocols for hand washing, equipment cleaning, facilities sanitizing
- Maintaining proper temperatures during storage, transport, display
- Preventing cross-contamination between raw and cooked foods
- Sourcing from reputable suppliers with safe practices
- Adhering to expiration dates and recall notices
- Training staff on safe food handling procedures
- Tracking ingredients and finished products
By implementing comprehensive food safety procedures, food businesses ensure they serve safe products that meet regulations and consumer expectations. This builds trust in their commitment to quality.
Take a look at how a solution like Signum’s SAP Business One Industry Edition for food and beverage makes your food production systems safe and efficient.
Contact us today to learn more about how SAP Business One can help your business reach its full potential.
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