While sampling and testing dairy ingredients is a small facet of quality assurance, it has a direct impact on a company’s overall bottom line and can help to mitigate downstream risks, such as recalls.
Gary Nowacki, CEO of TraceGains, has told WholeFoods previously that anywhere from 20-70% of a given company’s ingredients may come from China—TraceGains customers source 2,700+ items from over 1,300 supplier locations in China. And the situation isn’t looking good there.
ANS Moves Quality Management Systems to TraceGains
Arizona Nutritional Supplements(ANS) is moving to TraceGains’ Quality Management system. ANS is a full-service contract manufacturer of dietary supplement and food products serving some of the industry’s largest and most respected brands. ANS became a TraceGains customer in 2018, going live with Supplier Management and Specification Management first.
To get an idea of how the coronavirus will affect the dietary supplements industry, WholeFoods spoke to Gary Nowacki, CEO of TraceGains, a software company that delivers cloud-based supplier compliance, quality management, and new product development solutions to the food, beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.
TraceGains Announces Record Revenue Growth for 2019
"We had another year of record-breaking revenue growth," CEO Gary Nowacki said. "A third of the top 100 food and beverage companies now run TraceGains, and our decisions to expand into the dietary supplement and CBD markets, and to invest in R&D departments with our Networked NPD offering, are all paying dividends. I’ve never been more excited about the opportunity ahead for TraceGains.”
TraceGains Now Includes Market Hub with Supplier Management
Supplier Management helps companies build better relationships with vendors by establishing more accurate, instant exchange of information and automating risk analysis and reporting for complete supply chain visibility.
TraceGains Launches Smart Alerts to Monitor Supply Chain Risk in Real Time
Smart Alerts offers a comprehensive taxonomy that integrates hundreds of data sources to deliver precise sourcing quickly. Customers can research by commodity, country of origin, type of threat, supplier, date of event, and more.
TraceGains Inks Partnership Deal with Mile High Labs
TraceGains announced it has struck a partnership deal with Mile High Labs, the world’s largest CBD extractor, to help establish standards and champion compliance in the growing hemp industry. This marks the third such deal TraceGains has struck in the CBD space, solidifying the company’s role as a leader in the industry.
TraceGains Praises UNPA and Other Trade Groups for Pressing Congress on CBDs
TraceGains, the leader in compliance, quality, and new product development software for the CPG industry, agrees with the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and other major trade associations that Congress needs to pass legislation clarifying hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is a lawful dietary ingredient.
Mike Hubbard promoted from within to fill newly created SVP of Revenue position
TraceGains, the leader in compliance, quality, and new product development software for the CPG industry, today announced that it has promoted Mike Hubbard to Senior Vice President of Revenue.
TraceGains Wins Endorsement as Official Supply Chain Automation Partner for SupplySide West
Informa Marketshas endorsedTraceGains, the leader in cloud-based compliance, quality, and new product development software for the CPG industry, as the official Supply Chain Automation Partner ofSupplySide West and Food ingredients North America, set for Oct. 15-19 in Las Vegas.
Matrix Sciences Partners with TraceGains to Offer Integrated Supply Chain Monitoring, Evaluation, and Testing Services
TraceGains announces a strategic alliance withMatrix Sciences. The companies have partnered to offer integrated solutions that combine TraceGains industry-leading software with Matrix Sciences’ food safety advisory services, laboratory testing, and data analytics.
TraceGains Puts Spotlight on Employee Innovation
TraceGains announced the winners of its annual Innovation Contest during a company-wide meeting June 12. In its third year, the competition asked employees to submit ideas to expand TraceGains Network, improve profit margins, and increase market pull. This year, the company received more than 40 submissions from employees with ideas on new business opportunities for the company.
TraceGains Launches the First Specification Management Solution with Supplier Co-Authoring
Specification Management allows companies to author, publish, and update raw material, and finished goods specifications. The new product streamlines and centralizes documentation and information exchange, with automated workflows and alerts for internal and external stakeholder updates and approvals. With network connectivity, the software gives companies immediate access to more than a million supplier-provided documents to accelerate specification creation and updates.
Bakeries take on audits in the new era of food safety
Audits should never come as a surprise. The Food and Drug Administration could arrive at any time for a food safety inspection. Or a customer may require an audit from the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program or the British Retail Consortium, which are both recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Quality assurance/control managers — and all other employees — must be aware of food safety regulations and remain ahead of the curve.
United Natural Products Alliance Partners with TraceGains
The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and TraceGains have announced a partnership designed to increase quality, management, and transparency in the global supplement supply chain, according to an UNPA press release made today.
How processors can improve supply chain safety
Big shifts in thinking about the supply chain are happening because of two developments: excitement about blockchain’s potential and regulations requiring companies to shoulder more of the burden for verifying whether suppliers keep food safe.