Food traceability: Say goodbye to complicated handwritten tracking
Traceability has become a crucial issue in the agri-food industry, one of the most regulated industries in Québec. Farmers and processors must meet strict requirements in terms of tracking and managing products throughout the supply chain. TRANSFO is an innovative software solution that can help them do just that.
Traceability is the process of tracking and documenting products throughout the supply chain, from production to consumption. The objective is to be able to trace them from their origin, along their route, as well as at every stage of their transformation, storage, transport, and distribution.
“This is the technological shift that is redefining the future for farmers and processors.” – Guy Normandeau, VP, Noovelia
Here are a few of the many benefits of traceability:
INCREASE FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY
Traceability allows farmers to track their products from harvest to market, and thus identify potential quality or safety issues. This allows processors to ensure the raw materials they use are of high quality and meet current health standards.
IMPROVE RECALL MANAGEMENT
Traceability is critical to managing recalls within the supply chain. In the event of contamination or public health risk, a quick and effective recall can make all the difference. With accurate traceability data, farmers and processors can quickly identify the source of the problem, the affected lots and the customers who received the products in question. They can also quickly locate unusable products, limit waste, and avoid disastrous consequences for their business health and reputation.
ACCESS DATA IN REAL-TIME
Another major benefit of traceability systems is real-time access to important supply chain data, which improves your ability to make informed decisions. Information such as inventory status, customer demand and delivery times are easily accessible. Farmers and processors can therefore plan and adapt quickly to changes in demand.
REDUCE THE RISK OF HUMAN ERROR
TRANSFO reduces manual data entry by automating data collection at each stage of the supply chain. This reduces the risk of human error, which can have costly consequences. Using technologies such as barcodes and RFID tags, data is collected quickly and accurately. That way, farmers and processors save time, improve operational efficiency, and reduce the costs associated with errors and inefficiencies.
Traceability is a critical issue in the Québec agri-food industry. When they opt for an automated solution, local farmers and processors can guarantee the quality of their products, preserve their reputation, and increase their profitability.
Guy Normandeau, Vice President
Noovelia Digital Division