Let’s meet Emma, Quality Control Manager at a European poultry plant, processing at 10,500 bph [175 bpm]. Together with a colleague, she’s responsible for making sure that every product leaving the plant meets all required food safety and quality standards. When authorities or customers request an audit, Emma is responsible for providing correct and accurate figures. The tool she relies on for this accuracy is Innova’s Quality Control software module.
It’s in the best interest of everyone in the poultry processing business to produce food of the highest quality. Keeping quality under control at all times is the job of the QC manager. Quality checks are done in primary, secondary and end-of-line processes, from raw material inspections to product and box/pallet checks. They can include inspections for truck cleanliness, lighting in the lairage, sample collections of leucosis, equipment inspections, interventions for reducing pathogens, feet samples to check for lesions or samples of chicken core temperatures.
Emma’s job is to carefully monitor the integrated QC process at every step in the production. She has to follow product flow through the factory. She looks into the day’s orders to track the flock that is going into a customer´s order. She is constantly using histogram reports, graphs and tabular charts. Innova’s Quality Control module gives Emma paperless control of the QC process. It lets her capture and monitor critical quality data on the factory floor in real-time. Reliable information on her screen gives her an accurate status of all quality issues with easy-to-read graphics. With this, Emma can collect valuable information for custom reports and trend analysis, enabling her management team to improve their processes even further.