Senate Passes Food Safety Regulation Overhaul
Posted by Jody Leoni on December 1, 2010
We’ll be watching the Senate and House and the Food Safety Regulations bill which includes stronger government oversight on food safety. The bill would require increased accountability from food companies. They would be required to write food safety plans, in addition to conducting routine food safety tests. It will be even more important for food processors to have fail-safe methods built-in to their quality control programs to reduce the risks of contamination and other safety issues.
Dickinson Frozen Foods was ahead of the curve in food safety when they included an improved Quality Control System in their ERP project last year. Their new Quality Control system now includes product traceability down to the lot level. Product recalls can be processed in minutes instead of hours. And the positive release and fail-safe Quality Control system has a much higher level of reliability and consistency. In fact, Brad Coleman, VP of Quality Assurance and Innovation, at Dickinson was proud to report recently that in the 10 months since implementation there were no incidents where a product shipped in error. The new food quality and food safety system is working flawlessly.
“Huge kudos to eSoftware Professionals for designing a new positive release Quality Assurance system, it helps us deliver the quality products that our customers depend on each and every day.” Brad Coleman.
Stay tuned for more information on the food safety regulation overhaul and other issues affecting food producers and food distributors. For more information on the Senate Bill check out the NY Times Article “Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations”.