Digital recordkeeping tools allow users to keep real-time reports on usage, ensuring no surprises when it comes time for an audit. In addition to meeting regulatory standards, keeping digital records allows the user to provide valuable information to the end-user as well. With consumer-driven scrutiny over chemical use in the food processing industry, digital records prove that all chemicals are being used responsibly and without worry of chemical residues.
Digital records have operational benefits as well. A digital chemical inventory system can keep real-time reports on chemical usage to spot inconsistencies that may signal procedural drift. Digital systems also can automate supply ordering for more efficient purchasing and cost management.
As part of digital recordkeeping, be sure to use calibrated and well-maintained instruments that accurately measure chemical traceability. These systems not only make the user’s job easier—they can trace back chemicals from suppliers and automatically document shifts in chemical regimens.