Effective food traceability systems are essential for food business operators. They allow for each segment of the food supply chain to trace all food items received and supplied.
Despite the fact that food traceability standards have improved greatly over the years, this seems to have done nothing to assuage the auditors. As external audits have become more frequent and sophisticated, so rigorous internal audits have had to become more developed too.
It’s a fact of life – as a busy operations and technical manager on a food production site you are probably constantly hosting multiple audits to meet regulations and keep customers happy. It’s imperative therefore that your traceability systems are the best they can be.
One small change
One easy way to avoid non-conformance and improve the accuracy of your traceability system is to move away from handwritten traceability tags and labels to onsite printing.
We can supply everything you need, including standard or customised metal detectable labels or tags, to make the switch easy.
Click here to see what is included in the tag and printer package.
Standalone tag printers are easy to install and operate
There’s no tricky IT integration, so you can have your printer set up and ready to go in no time.
Watch our short video clip to see just how quick and easy it is to print clear and concise traceability information.
How printed tags can improve traceability
Beyond keeping the auditors happy, moving to printed metal detectable traceability tags has three clear advantages:
- Improved operational efficiency – printed tags are clearer and more consistent which leads to a reduction in errors
- Saves you time – printing tags is much quicker than handwriting; especially when you have multiple data points and editions
- Saves you money – a reduction in errors means better traceability, less product wastage and lost time.
If you are interested in learning more about our printer and tag package book a call with our specialists, Simon or Chareene.