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"Small independent retailers that are not a registered manufacturing entity won’t need to comply with the just-released Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on preventive controls for human food. However, retailers should start implementing it as a best practice to keep their shoppers safe!" According to Hilary Thesmar, FMI's VP of food safety The first step is creating a food safety plan.
The issues that retailers face are risk based issues. This includes performing a risk-based hazards analysis of their in-store fresh production processes and the development of a written plan to address these hazards. The plan has go beyond everyday sanitation and worker hygiene. I must include analysis of work processes for safety hazards.
Why wait for a traceability event to impact your business and damage your brand. Instead pro-actively analyze your against current FSMA rules and best practice. Call BSG today for low cost fresh assessment. Limit risks of any food safety event by implementing modern Fresh Item Management (FIM) processes and technologies.
SOURCE: Supermarket News, Liz Webber - September 25, 2015
BSG Comment: The key is should retailers wait or act now? The risk of waiting has huge financial and business consequences. Our low cost assessment evaluates how your current stores operate versus the more rigorous HACCP style food safety plan mandated by the FSMA final rules.
Our assessment provides advice and guidance on how you can protect your fresh brand from food safety risks of non-compliance and food production errors.
A BSG assessment also facilitates a real discovery of FIM new processes, opportunities and benefits. Our recommendations will include cost-benefit analysis to fund FIM investments and provide insights into how to best implement FIM.
Future of food safety: New Market for Retailers
"All roads lead to automation. Automation is the breakthrough solution to resolving the technological stalemate the food safety industry is currently finding itself in."
On average, $10 million dollars is the cost of a recall on a food company. Add this to the fact that recalls have been doubling every year from the 2002-2014 period in the United States, and it should worry any stakeholder in the manufacturing and processing facilities. Yet many of them are surprisingly optimistic about the chance of a recall affecting business, and it’s their belief of invincibility that leaves them unprepared to weather a storm when one blows up. When manufacturers take a risk on their customers' health, they take a risk on their business’s health.
SOURCE: “Frank Yiannas, VP of food safety at Walmart, made his position clear at this year’s annual International Association of Food Protection Conference that took place in Portland, OR More>
Fresh Item Management Tools Eliminate Wastes, Costs & Increase Sales
Does your store fresh team complain that paperwork and spreadsheet-forms rob them of needed production and shopper time?
There is a better way! FIM uses new production processes and automation technologies to do this work. Let a BSG assessment document your cost/benefit Fresh Item Management (FIM) ROI.
FIM eliminates complex, data intensive spreadsheets
Are you still using legacy checklists and old methods to manage fresh item inventories?
FIM saves labor and ensures compliance by using the latest GS1 and Auto-ID standards to automate previously tedious forms and follow up checklists. Use FIM data to focus on inventory issues before inventory is lost and not just to report it after it is lost!
FIM replaces Manual Control Processes and Forms with automated data capture and reporting
When was the last time you really assessed your fresh category process effectiveness?
What are all these forms really costing you? How effective are they in controlling your work in process? How much do you spend on record keeping? Can that process be automated with FIM?
FIM reduces mountains of paperwork and clears the walls of clip-boards that are hard to ensure they are are complete and up-do-date.
Do you still employ manual and untraceable processes with questionable data accuracy?
FIM provides more data confidence with better designed everyday work processes for recipes and cuts. These new FIM processes increase fresh primal and ingredients traceability - lowering risks of error and/or damage to your brand!
FIM integrates previously disparate processes for a more effective total fresh operating environment.
Are you still using Production Par Sheets?
Centralized par setting and controls rob each store of an ability to adjust production recipes and cuts to that store's clientele and demographics. FIM eliminate centralized decision making and allows the stores to make inventory decisions with accountability and control.
FIM replaces tedious antiquated manual processes with new modern methods for production and inventory control.
A BSG assessment objectively documents current processes to arrive a cost and benefit business decision. The ROI is real!
FDA Grind Logging Sunrise Now June 2016 Per Final FDA Rules
FSIS Grind Logging - Are you ready...
To certify that your stores are fully compliant to the new FSIS Grind Logging Final Rules?
Don't just add or revise another ineffective store form!
BSG helps you get ready by implementing automated FIM processes and technologies to simplify compliance and accelerate learning through our e-Learning training methods and programs that document associates understanding and commitment to compliance!
Did you know that the latest FIM technologies can automate your grind log using GS1-Embedded Barcode Data?
Get Ready with BSG Services!
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