From source to shelf - safety all the way
Innova offers full traceability from source to shelf with interconnected systems providing a complete overview of the raw materials' journey through processing. The traceability engine is built into and records every process step based on individual items or lots for all production processes from reception to dispatch.
Why is traceability needed?
When a health or safety risk is suspected or identified, it is vital for authorities and food processors to;
- have the capability to trace the problem back to its source
- swiftly isolate the problem
- prevent additional contaminated products from reaching consumers
- provide accurate information to the public
Traceability across the complete value chain
Risk management tool
Traceability is a risk management tool that allows food processors to withdraw or recall products that have been identified as unsafe or incorrectly labeled, thereby minimizing risk to the public, and to a company’s image.
How Innova traceability works
All units registered in Innova can be traced one level back and one level forward. Traceability information is based on POs (purchase orders) and lots. In a processing system, the traceability function uses POs in raw material intake and lots in the actual production process.
Various data collection points are used to link all these elements together into one traceability chain. This traceability is key to reassuring customers about the quality and safety of your products.