Maintaining Compliance in Modern Food Manufacturing

The expanding and globalised supply chain

December 5, 2017 in Food Safety, Compliance

The Modern Food Business

Modern food businesses are operating in an expanding, globalised supply chain, where they face increasing compliance risk challenges.

A recent Swiss RE report found that the number of FDA recalls per year has doubled since 2002.

This has resulted in recall costs of $US15.6B a year. According to the report, maintaining a high-level of food safety in a global economy is becoming more challenging for companies every year.

FDA Food Recalls Graph

FDA Food Recalls

Food recalls can be the result of a simple mistake such as a labelling error or complex such as a contamination.

Even the smallest mistake can cost a food business millions in losses and reputation.

As a result of a global supply chain and increasing risks, food businesses face more stringent regulatory conditions.

Putting Compliance Technology To Work

To achieve and maintain regulatory compliance, companies are using risk management solutions within the company to improve the way they manage their compliance training.

These solutions offer a far superior way to manage compliance on the factory floor, helping to reduce the risk of mistakes that could potentially lead to regulatory action, such as a food recall.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls since 2002 Food recalls can be the result of a simple mistake such as a labelling error or complex such as a contamination.

Even the smallest mistake can cost a food business millions in losses and reputation.

As a result of a global supply chain and increasing risks, food businesses face more stringent regulatory conditions.

Conclusion

Modern food businesses are turning to technology to help achieve and maintain a high-level of compliance across their entire organisation.