Regardless of your position inside or outside of the food industry, you’ve seen it – and have maybe even feared it: foodborne illness. It seems like no food or chain is safe, mega franchises and brands have had to recall millions of dollars’ worth of food in the last year alone because of contamination and/or safety concerns.
Recalls don’t just affect the bottom line. They damage brand reputations, often at the cost of loyal customers. They can be disastrous.
If you’re involved in the food industry, you’ve probably feared the scenarios you’ve heard about lately. You know that it only takes one crisis to harm customers and sink a business.
Maybe the solution isn’t in the manufacturing plant or the field at all. Perhaps avoiding recalls in the food industry just requires a bit of technology. Maybe it all starts with how you collect, refine and report data.
If you could simplify your data collection procedures using a cloud-based mobile data collection platform, if you could track what’s coming into your manufacturing facilities, where it’s coming from and where it’s going in a way that doesn’t require hours of work or piles of paperwork, would you do it?
What if the information you need to consistently practice safe food production could be available with a few clicks because of proper data collection and storage processes? If you could streamline your data collection, you’d be lightyears ahead of the game, right?
Refining the Data
What if the data you collected was “smart” thanks to cloud-based data management? What if technology was in place to track trends, to provide alerts when there is a potential problem – long before it reaches crisis level?
If your data could be compared with other data from the industry and refined to provide real-time monitoring tactics, you’d be able to ensure that every product that left your plant was as safe as possible, possibly preventing the need for a recall in the first place.
It’d be great if you could promise that there’d never be a safety issue with the food you manufacture. However, that’s not the case. Sometimes situations arise that simply cannot be avoided.
But, they can be minimized. If you had the ability to report potential issues before the products reached the customers, or, before the product was distributed any further once an issue was reported, your crisis would be minimized to a mere bump in the road.
It IS Possible
To every question and scenario mentioned above, there’s a simple answer: yes, it’s possible. Using the right mobile data collection for food safety technology and tools, you can collect, refine and report data like never before, avoiding recalls in the food industry, maybe even altogether.
Zerion’s software solutions provide the solutions you’ve been searching for: up-to-the-minute inventory scanning and tracking that lead to traceable end-product distribution, data refining and reporting, and more. We’re able to provide the technology you need for consistent food safety.