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Fines, Recalls and Risk – Oh My! The Case for Food Traceability

Jun 25, 2015 5:00:20 PM

June Blog Series: A Case For…

Insights From: Traci Didonna (Fullscope Product Architect), Recall: The Food Industry's Biggest Threat to Profitability,FoodDive Traceability Playbook

Is your manufacturing business facing huge fines, a tarnished brand and wary consumers because your food traceability system wasn't up to the job? According to Recall: The Food Industry's Biggest Threat to Profitability, "The average cost of a recall to a food company is $10M USD in direct costs, in addition to brand damage and lost sales..." But the cost of a recall isn't just measured in dollars. It's also measured in the number of consumer's lives impacted by foodborne illness and the response time of a manufacturer.

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Don't Get your Feathers Ruffled: Microsoft Dynamics AX Helps Poultry Manufacturers

Feb 26, 2015 4:00:55 PM

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According to the recent article 'What's ahead for US chicken industry production, profitability?' by Bill Roenigk of WATT Poultry USA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) current outlook for the poultry industry indicates a potential 3 percent increase in 2015 for chicken production.  Manufacturers in this space need to ensure that their processes work together to meet the rising demands, and that highlights the need for a solution that can respond to the growth and change in the industry. The poultry processing and manufacturing business requires a food ERP software that can meet FDA quality and compliance standards, respond to push supply and pull demand and track yields to minimize by-products that result from the production process.

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Total Recall: The True Cost of Foodborne Illness

Apr 10, 2014 5:00:07 PM

All eyes are on Tyson this week after their recall of chicken nuggets with a trace of plastics. Unfortunately, it’s not just the makers of highly processed foods that are struggling with recalls right now. As April unfolds, we see that the organic food industry is not immune either:

  • Three purveyors of organic black peppercorns herehere and here have also announced recalls this week.
  • And, the real shocker is this one: Tea Tree Oil mouthwash is recalled because of bacterial contamination, despite the many websites and even an NIH article touting tea tree oil's antibacterial properties!

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