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What Does the FDA Food Traceability Final Rule Mean for Your Business?
To ensure food safety, the FDA has established stricter traceability requirements for businesses that manufacture, process, pack or hold any food included on the Food Traceability List (FTL). The goal is to efficiently identify and remove potentially contaminated foods to prevent foodborne illness and death.
To do this, your business must maintain records containing applicable Key Data Elements (KDEs) that are associated with certain Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) and communicate the information as applicable to the FDA within 24 hours.
In the wake of the new Food Traceability Final Rule, food and beverage companies must implement the necessary technology and processes to ensure regulatory compliance well ahead of time. While the FDA’s goal is to “educate while they regulate” the penalties for noncompliance can lead to civil and potentially criminal action.
With the FDA's regulations evolving, compliance is non-negotiable. Now is the time to reassess your food traceability procedures and consider implementing a food and beverage ERP solution that helps you secure FDA compliance.
Enter Aptean Food & Beverage ERP for Out-of-the-Box Compliance
Due to the many new terms, restrictions and demands within the FDA's guidelines, food traceability is about to become even more complex for your business. It's clear then that a paper-based, legacy or basic system will no longer cut it—your company simply has too many details and documents to capture and maintain.
Instead, you need a "single source of truth". You need a unified, digital platform to store and manage all this information, providing the necessary visibility for regulatory compliance and enabling the quick retrieval of data if an urgent food safety situation should occur.
With our food ERP system's standard functionality, your business can cover what's needed to be compliant with the FDA traceability rules "out of the box". From bi-directional ingredient tracking and quality hold management to allergen management and lot control, our software is built on decades of experience by food and beverage industry experts, ready to help with your regulatory compliance on day one.
If you're ready to get started on your journey to FDA compliance, get in touch with our experts today to discover how purpose-built food ERP can help.
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