Disrupted distribution channels, plant closings, social distancing, sick workers, and food waste are some of the challenges threatening the food and supplement industry supply chains. With how complicated things are right now, you don’t need to add a recall to your list. The reputation of food and supplement companies depends on trust, quality, and safety. A recall can spell disaster for your business, harming customers, and damaging your brand permanently. The FDA dictates manufacturers must take reasonable steps to avoid risk in the production of food, and failure to do so carries hefty consequences. To address this serious issue, we asked Bryan Armentrout, CEO of the Food Leadership Group, to share what the FDA is looking for based on the latest enforcement actions, and what you can do to make sure your company avoids a recall.
API integrations are often the Achilles Heel of systems projects. Even when connected, data can be incomplete or incompatible across departments, and operators still require manual processes. With an open API, you can pass data from your BI, ERP, or PLM system through TraceGains. The result? Complete supply chain visibility. Hear from experts who have successfully integrated solutions at food, beverage, and dietary supplement manufacturing facilities. Find out how to take control of your data and reap the rewards of a single source of truth. Join this interactive roundtable at TGCon Live 2020. This virtual event will feature thought-leadership keynotes, live-streamed industry roundtables, expert sessions, customer use case presentations, certificate training, networking, and more over three days.
For a robust GFSI certification program, companies must constantly record non-conformance data. Why not put this data to work for you? The root cause analysis of your non-conformances reveals the right corrective actions to take, and it can help you define corrective and preventative actions (CAPAs) to solve problems permanently. A strong CAPA is one of your best defenses against supply chain risk. There are many channels to spot non-conformances like customer complaints, audits, regulatory notifications, product returns, and even casual observation. Join 2019 BRCGS Auditor of the Year, Nadia Narine, for insider tips on how to identify and solve non-conformances to improve future GFSI audit scores and minimize risk. You'll also learn the requirements for conducting a root cause analysis and determine CAPAs.