Food safety and product recalls are in the news almost daily. The baking and snack food industry are not isolated, with recent reports circulating about voluntary recalls of popular snack crackers by multinational corporations due to possible salmonella contamination. Food safety concerns are on the rise worldwide and according to the Centers for Disease Control, 76 million illnesses in the U.S. each year can be traced to food contamination. The global food trade, enforcement of stringent regulations and development of testing technologies only increases the emphasis on food safety initiatives for companies now and in the future.
Bakers and snack food manufacturers are keenly aware of the potential for a recall at any time and understand the importance of food safety procedures to mitigate harm to consumers and the company’s reputation. It’s also well known that savvy consumers expect companies to communicate the steps they are taking in regards to ensuring safe products in the marketplace. A warehouse management system (WMS) seamlessly integrated with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provides the technology necessary to efficiently address food safety concerns and help your company remain successful in this complex, highly regulated and ever-changing industry.