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Companies Struggle to Manage Supply Chain Risk

Food, Supplement, and CPG Companies have unique challenges:

  • Globalization of ingredient sourcing has made it harder to identify bad actors and assure supply chain safety, quality, and traceability.
  • Economic adulteration, fraud, and incidents like pesticides and heavy metals can occur without warning causing delays and hefty penalties.
  • Manually reviewing multiple sources for regulatory status and issues is slow and allows problems to go undetected.
  • Cross-checking alerts against individual suppliers, supplier locations, and ingredient categories requires inside knowledge or significant time.
  • Compliance with FSMA forces buyers to continuously monitor suppliers and ingredients for risk, while also tracking reported events throughout the supply chain.

Smart Alerts Can Fix It

TraceGains Smart Alerts monitors the ingredients in your supply chain for threats and regulatory risks in real-time, to assure product integrity, supply chain resiliency, and brand protection. The system transforms massive amounts of data into user-friendly, actionable insights for fast and effective risk management. Never miss a critical threat with automatic alerts for your ingredients and formulas, and daily updates on new and emerging threats. Pinpoint your research with the ability to filter by ingredient, country of origin, threat type, supplier, date of event, and more.

A comprehensive taxonomy combines hundreds of data sources including the FDA, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), regulatory databases covering Prop 65, adulteration, and historical ingredient usage, and data collected and curated by the University of Minnesota's Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI).

Integrating seamlessly with other TraceGains products, Smart Alerts provides continuous monitoring and management of supply chain risk in a single networked platform. Quickly determine how regulatory limits impact new formulations and connect formulation details to globalcompliance requirements allowing your regulatory team to work on the same timelines as R&D to speed up new product development.

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PINPOINT
RISK

Pinpoints risk by ingredient, additive, flavoring substance, contamination, and more

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CENTRALIZED
LOCATION

Aggregates multiple research sources and data points into a single user interface

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FASTER
ASSESSMENTS

Speeds up compliance checks on materials, ingredients, and recipes 

 

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SPEED
TIME TO MARKET

Accelerates new product development with faster ingredient search and supplier approval

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SIMPLIFIED
RESEARCH

Reduces time spent tracking down regulatory laws and ingredient requirements

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INTEGRATED
SOLUTION

Enables alerts, ingredient sourcing, and supplier management in one system

Key Features

FOOD & BEVERAGE
ADVISORIES

Prop 65, Adulteration Risk, EFSA, Allergen, FDA Safety/Recalls, JECFA, RASFF, FDA Refusal, UofM’s FAIR and World Factbook

SUPPLEMENT
ADVISORIES

Adulteration Risk, USADA, Side Effects/Interactions, Adverse Events, Prop 65 List

FOOD & BEVERAGE
REGULATIONS

FEMA Number, JECFA Number, EC Inventory Registry Number, SAF/EAFUS, GRAS, CFR, EFSA, Food Additive

SUPPLEMENT
REGULATIONS

GRAS, CFR, HOC, ODI, NDI

INGREDIENT
INNOVATION

Conduct ingredient research and identify the right suppliers for your next product

AUTOMATED
ALERTS

Set automated alerts for supply chain risks and regulatory updates on key ingredients

REDUCE
REGULATORY DELAYS

Conduct assessments that accurately reflect products and specifications to prevent distribution delays

SUPPLIER SCORECARDING

Establish supplier scorecards detailing supplier risk metrics to obtain a comprehensive risk picture of a given supplier

ELIMINATE MANUAL
DATA ENTRY

Connect and instantly collect documentation made available by suppliers in TraceGains Network

COMPREHENSIVE INGREDIENT TAXONOMY

A common ingredient taxonomy supports tight integration of risk and regulatory data for internal departments and external suppliers across a common network

ON DEMAND INSIGHTS

Expose risk and regulatory insights directly into business workflows in real-time

LINK ALERTS TO ITEMS AND SUPPLIERS

Set alerts for ingredients and link them to items. If items are tied to a supplier, the supplier will also be linked

Receive instant ingredient risk alerts and take
supplier action all within TraceGains

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"We chose to work with TraceGains due to its credibility and expertise in the regulatory and safety challenges the food industry faces. We want our research and data to go out and do good in the world, and we think TraceGains is well-positioned to reach the widest audience."

- Dr. Amy Kircher, Senior Advisor at the Food Protection and Defense Institute.

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Remove Risk from Your Supply Chain