The globalization of the food industry has substantially increased the need to assure the safety and security of food across the food chain. Accurate and accessible data is paramount to quick action in the event of a recall. The need for traceability technology is essential as consumer awareness increases, regulatory and border protection standards change and product recalls become more costly and frequent for small to mid-sized companies.
At the same time, traceability is a proven tool in other industries for increasing economic benefit to businesses and entire value chains. In the low-margin, high-volume food industry, implementing new traceability technologies may seem prohibitive due to costs and infrastructure needs. However, many have found in fact that traceability pays back much more quickly than many assume. It may even be free! The key is to not consider traceability as solely a recall mechanism.
Learn from the experts as we explore the current traceability technologies, tips for implementing technical solutions and the margin increasing and cost saving measures that will make traceability a part of your everyday business.
This webcast is the second in a series developed and supported by IFT’s new Global Food Traceability Center. The Global Food Traceability Center will serve as an authoritative, scientific, and unbiased source for information about food traceability. By creating a forum with international scope, IFT will lend its significant expertise and capabilities to strengthening the agriculture and food sectors around the world.
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12/12/13 12:00 PM
Dr Hilary S Thesmar, CFS
Business Solutions Architect
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Global Food Traceability Center
Sterling is an successful and highly networked executive with a reputation for results in a range of industries. He was most recently the CEO for Ontario’s food traceability corporation and is an outspoken advocate and successful implementer of information collaboration programs and systems in the agriculture and food sector.He is a proven leader in manufacturing, food processing, and communications sectors and has consulted to businesses of all sizes. He has outstanding direct client relationship and strategic planning skills combined with demonstrated delivery credentials. He is equally adept at driving business start-ups, developing new markets, and rebuilding distressed operations.