Food Recall Risk- Stirring it Well

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Do you ever see any cuisine start with the dessert first? Just like impeccable seven-course meals, it is important for Food Industry owners to maintain the decorum to stay tasty in a highly competitive marketplace.

Serving to the taste and eating behaviour of its customers, food industry undergoes maximum change and that too in a haphazard manner. It is like playing with fire, especially for processed food providers, to restlessly find safe and nutrient-dense confectionery ingredients. Failing to comply with set standards stated by the food safety organisations can lead to disastrous results. A minor negligence in quality of the product or its packaging could ‘open a can of worms’ for the stake-holders. Not small, even bigger brands have often faced the heat and tarnished their reputation due to noncompliance to the rule-book.

Leading Brands on High Flame of Non-Compliance

Early this year, Thorntons, a leading British chocolate company had to recall its chocolate Easter Eggs in the wake of its undeclared allergens that could portray health hazards for its consumers. Likewise, we find examples of food recall for brands like Dr. Oetker and Nestle for failing to comply with EU food labeling regulations. The reason behind this non-conformity was singular- not mentioning all the ingredients on the product label and putting consumers with allergies at risk.

Batches of recalled food create huge tarnishes on the brand reputation and authenticity. With the loss of market share, it takes years to rebuild the trust and consumer base.

As it is said, ‘long churning makes bad butter’; you need to have a smarter way to make sure it tastes perfect. But how? Well, there are secret ingredients that would help food companies stay yummy-ly relevant and comply with compliance standards. Unravel them below:

Policies: As Clear As Water

For flawless management of allergens in the organisation, it is must to define policies and procedures. Here, business owners play a crucial role in communicating and effectively implementing these policies across its product lifecycle stages. It is also required to review and update policies based on requirements periodically.

Cake-like Intelligent Process

Most of the times, minor human errors are the root cause of problems related to allergens. Incorrect setting of machines, use of wrong packaging and labels and many such errors can be eliminated with the help of automated processes. Risk-free automation leads to better yields in production and management. And not only this, it helps to connect things today to make your audit process easier, smarter and infinitely more interesting.

To ensure there is optimum transparency and glitch-free compliance, it is vital to know the important details of every ingredient. Regardless of the location, business owners should be involved in every segment of the supply chain- that keeps it hale and hearty.

In a Single Plate- Centrally Managed Data

With all the information located at a single place, centrally managed data reaps benefits like better management, no duplication of records and sturdy security. As the process of food production is complex, identifying and correcting weaknesses in the system is the key to making the process streamlined. Authentic and widely accepted audit management software solutions can be of absolute assistance. To know how you can always schedule your time with our industry experts. Click here.

Garnish Intelligence with ECAT

Working crisply with food processing global giants, we know that how important it is for you to maintain the trust of your consumers and at the same time comply with the set of standards and regulations. ECAT-Audit Management Software has been the prime ingredient to show the high-standard excellence of their business through technology interventions. It’s time you taste our recipe for staying regulatory-ready Click here.

Just like delicious meals, the food industry needs to build up a fortress with its compliance and set standards to create a rewarding economy.