On the Exhibitor Floor
There were of course plenty innovative ideas and solutions to be found in the exhibit hall as well. Here are just a few examples.
Sparta Systems’ recently launched TrackWise Mobile, which allows organizations to expand the reach of their quality processes, reporting, and analytics beyond the four walls of their businesses. The product suite—TrackWise Mobile, TrackWise Mobile Analytics, and TrackWise Audit Execution Package—provides decreased cycle times for reviews and approvals because all users have access to quality documentation on their mobile devices and more rapid entry of quality events and customer complaints from virtually any location at time of occurrence.
GE Intelligent Platforms’ stressed importance of digitization and automated systems. Automated systems can be key to limiting the damage of recalls. With automated systems and digitized records, manufacturers have traceability and can cut down on the size of recalls by determining exactly which plants and lines have been impacted along with where the products from those lines have gone. Traceability can also make it much easier for manufacturers to comply with FDA regulations and produce audit reports which, without digital processes in place, can take hours of valuable manpower better spent on food safety.
Meanwhile, LRQA touted its services concerning assessment, certification, and training for all the global food safety standards and schemes to help reduce risk. The organization also emphasized its ability to conduct second-party and customized audits.
The main focus over at Trace One was its T.Transparency, a cloud-based solution that connects all supply chain communities on one platform to improve supply chain visibility, collaboration, and productivity. This transparent view of multi-tier product supply networks can share product origin, quality, and certification information.
Next year, the Global Food Safety Conference will be once again heading overseas—setting its sights on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.