Today’s global food industry is a highly competitive marketplace. There are enormous pressures to reduce costs and to improve margins in order to survive. As a result, food safety professionals are struggling to maintain adequate control of their firm’s activities. With existing legislation and their brand name’s reputation at stake, food and beverage companies strive to meet regulatory and moral obligations.
Food and beverage processing encompasses all steps of production from the grower to the consumer. Each step involves substantially different types of processes, which require monitoring for safety, conformance to specifications and profit optimization.
Mandates by the FDA such as HACCP procedures and ISO 22000-based food safety management systems are the basis for many compliance and quality programs in the food and beverage industry. Companies are realizing that improperly trained employees, substandard products or inadequate service are expensive and can lead to more severe consequences.
With the above in mind, SoftExpert Software allows organizations to demonstrate compliance, reduce risk, optimize financial performance, and present opportunities to continually improve the organization.
Implementing statistical process control and manufacturing analysis enables food companies to move from inspection-based models to a process-control model. This helps ensure consistency in producing safe, higher-quality products which meet regulatory requirements. While at the same time, maximizing efficiency and profitability.
By unifying compliance and quality data into one central repository, food and beverage companies can leverage robust reporting, dashboard, and alert capabilities to easily identify trends, overdue actions and other performance metrics, while also maintaining detailed scorecards against key performance indicators (KPIs).
The management of food security when applied to a productive chain, guarantees the safety and efficiency of the process by analyzing the dangers and critical points of production. So products can be securely managed from the raw material until the food arrives at the consumer.
Poor food quality can have disastrous results. Exorbitant costs of recalls and even the loss of human life has taken food quality to a whole new level of assurance. Food companies need to comply with innumerous regulatory quality requirements and keep up with a tight budget while preventing quality issues.
As the challenges of producing safe and reliable consumer products rise, food and beverage industry needs to improve quality management to its maximum. A quality system that can meet the unique requirements of food quality allows organizations to not just comply with regulations, but also gives them the right tools to succeed in any food manufacturing environment.
SoftExpert Suite is an integrated management software system that addresses the specific needs of food quality management, providing a framework of modular resources that automates and streamlines food quality processes. SoftExpert's range of components are fully integrated to deliver a best-in-class Food and Quality solution, from CAPA management to statistical process control and document management.
SoftExpert Suite links business strategy to food quality issues, cause analysis and CAPA. It will effectively manage quality and compliance processes through process mapping and automation, complaint handling, audit management, perfomance indicators, and more –while improving customer satisfaction and reducing management costs.
Food Safety Management is an ever diverse and changing dimension of your company. More and more departments are contributing to this function in your operations, creating more data than most can reasonably analyze and process. So how can you effectively and efficiently automate your food safety program to achieve better oversight via real-time information, better results, and better safety assurance?
There has been also an abundance of food safety standards in the world, and variation between standards, their implementation and auditing. With the success that the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) has with harmonization of standards, it was logical that they take on this issue with the development of an ISO Food Safety Standard. The standard, ISO 22000 was released in 2005. Since its release it has been successfully implemented in hundreds of companies around the world. The ISO 22000 Standard can be applied to any organization in the food chain, from the farm to the food packaging producer.
However, the food safety landscape is rapidly changing. Public scrutiny has increased and other organizations and regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), International Food Standard (IFS), Safe Quality Food (SQF), BRC, and FSSC 22000 are in place. In the past, your paper-based or hybrid system may have been good enough, but today's regulatory environment demands more. It's time to dig deeper into your internal quality and compliance processes. Is your existing food safety system efficient and effective? Can it handle these new requirements?
SoftExpert SE Suite ease your food safety management. It leads you through creating a comprehensive food safety plan with the knowledge and procedures needed to do the job right. The main related disciplines are completely covered by SoftExpert Suite components, including supplier management, procedures/policies, process management, CAPA management, indicator/control monitoring, audits, and more. The complete scenario for your food safety system.