Driven by more diverse consumer demands and greater competition, you are producing more SKUs than ever. As a result, you are introducing greater complexity into your production and supply chains. This complexity requires you to manage food safety and quality across a broader product spectrum. A comprehensive approach to help protect product safety and quality can strengthen your reputation.
Keep Your Products Safe
Discover How Food Safety Can Maximize Productivity
So how do you commit your operations with a heightened focus on food safety in the face of wide-ranging challenges? There is no one-size-fits-all solution. You can take an enterprise-wide approach that embraces information-enabled technologies and automation. This approach helps you address food safety across your operations and increase productivity.
Food and Beverage Safety and Quality
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance
Since the United States FDA finalized the FSMA Rule 204 for food traceability on November 15, 2022, certain companies now are required to maintain records containing key data elements for critical tracking events along the lifecycle of a food product within 24 hours after an FDA request. Discover ways to comply with the new standards before January 2026 and help:
- Monitor critical control points in real time and automate collection and visualization of data trends
- Protect products against counterfeits and supply chain changes
- Reduce cyberattack risks through a connected and multilayered security approach
- Improve operational efficiency such as product quality, asset utilization, yield and energy usage
A leading packaged meats producer sought to upgrade the manufacturing intelligence capabilities at one of its facilities to support the new FSMA guidelines. Find out what solutions they used to reduce waste and:
- Decrease inedible goal by half, from 1.6…0.8 percent, resulting in nearly 1 million pounds of product saved annually
- Ease record keeping and reporting
- Obtain real-time visibility into critical control point performance
Improve Visibility to Enhance Compliance
You can improve quality, safety, compliance, and speed to market when you move from a paper-based system to a management execution system (MES). As you move from islands of automation to a unified automation infrastructure, an MES will collect, aggregate, and feed data across your organization.
Increase End-to-End Traceability
Capturing Key Data Through Serialization
Incorporating end-to-end traceability to operations can allow an item to be identified and traced across the supply chain. Whether it is from a farm to a shipping warehouse or various ingredients into products, Rockwell Automation and its Digital Partner Kezzler can help collect Key Data Elements (KDE) information at each Critical Tracking Event (CTE). Since traceability is multi-purpose, it can also help with the following goals: