How Food Safety ERP Could Have Prevented Jeni’s Ice Cream Listeria Issues

A much loved “hometown favorite” gourmet ice cream company in Ohio, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, has come under fire recently when the Food and Drug Administration identified a “resident strain” of Listeria in the Columbus, Ohio manufacturing facility. A letter on Aug. 9th showed that samples of Listeria were found on the prep room floor and around a drain in the wash room. Unfortunately for Jeni’s, however, this isn’t their first go with Listeria issues.
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Avoiding Mislabeling with Food Processing ERP Software

The burden is often on the manufacturer to create the nutritional labels for the food they produce, however, manually creating these labels can result in some unwanted consequences. Since the FDA has labeling requirements, there can be some hefty fines related to mislabeling issues, as well as operational costs to fix the errors. In fact, the average cost of downtime due to mislabeling can result in up to $100,000 an hour. Even more daunting, a simple printing mistake on a label could cause an allergic consumer to end up in anaphylaxis shock. Food processing ERP will automate the labeling of food products so these issues don’t occur.
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Process Manufacturing Software Eliminates Recall Headaches

In recent news, a large food manufacturer has come under scrutiny for having to recall a product that was sold to millions. General Mills, commonly known for the manufacturer of our breakfast cereals, recalled 10 million pounds of flour that is sold under a few different brands and labels. The flour was found to be contaminated with E. coli and is related to 38 illnesses across 20 different states. Having to recall 10 million pounds of flour is a nightmare. Using process manufacturing software can take some of the headache out of a recall, but also help to prevent it in the first place.
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6 Concerns Eliminated with Food and Beverage Manufacturing ERP

Manufacturers who bottle beverages, can goods, process fruits and vegetables, or even bake desserts all have a lot of concerns that they have to consider throughout the supply chain process. These products are being consumed by the public and can have an effect on customer’s health. Further, there are a lot of guidelines that are handed down from the FDA or the FSIS. Using a food and beverage manufacturing ERP can help to quell a lot of concerns, from the safety of consumers to traceability and complying with regulations. We’re going to look into the top six concerns of food and beverage manufacturers.

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Food and Beverage Manufacturing ERP is a Must-Have

Between allergens and contamination, food and beverage manufacturers have a lot they need to be on the lookout for in order to avoid a recall. One of the most common recalls among food and beverage manufacturers is undeclared allergens, meaning the ingredient list didn’t correctly reflect a common allergen such as peanuts or milk. The other two common reasons were contamination with salmonella or listeria. Serious consequences like illness or death of the consumer is the last place a food and beverage manufacturer wants to find themselves.
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Complying with Labeling Regulations with Food Processing ERP Software

food processing ERP softwareSince food manufacturers are responsible for developing their nutritional labels, they are required to meet ever-changing food labeling requirements and incomplete or inaccurate labeling can be costly. According to Loftware, the average cost of production downtime due to mislabeling errors is $100,000 an hour. In fact, one major manufacturer spent more than $300,000 in a year to cover mislabeling fines. In this blog we’ll cover some of the

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13 Reasons Why Food Manufacturers Need ERP Software

Food manufacturers face significant challenges each and every day, including increasing costs, safety concerns, government regulation, changing consumer tastes, and low margins to name a few. To overcome these challenges and others, food processors need the right ERP software to manage inventory, track materials and finished goods, control costs, reduce food safety risks, comply with government regulations, and much more.

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Traceability & Food Manufacturing ERP- It’s More Important Than Ever

The FDA is inspecting and monitoring organizations’ processes for preventing food contamination more frequently and with the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act, manufacturers and producers have placed more emphasis on accountability, avoidance, and obligation at each step and process throughout the entire supply chain. As such, traceability has become a more important feature in food manufacturing ERP than ever before.
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Epicor ERP Express Edition Replaces Legacy Software for Leading Commercial Bakery

Over 100 years after their first loaf of bread came out of the coal-fired oven that began it all, one of today’s largest privately owned commercial bakeries in North America chose Epicor ERP Express to bring their ERP system into the modern world in order to cut costs and keep pace with company growth, they ditched their legacy systems and made the move to Epicor ERP Express Edition. Here’s why.
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Successfully Manage Product Recalls with Food Processing ERP

food processing ERPFood production is complicated and things can somtimes ‘go bad’ in more way than one. Without a food processing ERP system in place, it is difficult (if not impossible) for food and beverage manufacturers to track raw materials through the production process to the packaged finished goods shipped to customers. If you’re manaing that information manually, what will you do in the event of a recall due to unsafe ingredients, spoiled items, or contamination?
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Control Manufacturing Costs with Food and Beverage ERP

Is your food and beverage manufacturing company concerned with cost? Of course, aren’t we all? Food and beverage ERP system enables you to track inventory, work in process, and finished goods by cost accounting solutions. ERP software enables manufacturers to implement lean manufacturing, improve flow operations, and have efficient production control.  Lean operations arrange for a great level of cost control in manufacturing by reducing less-productive activities and allowing employees to focus more on producing quality products in a timely manner.

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Effectively Manage & Avoid a Product Recall with Food and Beverage ERP

For food and beverage manufacturers a product recall can happen at any time and the scope of the situation is completely unpredictable. Whether the recall is due to something “just not tasting right” or a true emergency where consumers are getting sick, how a company responds to the situation is extremely important since a recall can have a significant financial and legal ramifications, not to mention a PR and customer satisfaction nightmare if not handled correctly. Is your current ERP system ready to get you through a recall? In a situation where time is of the essence, manual and paper-based processes simply won’t do; you need integrated food and beverage ERP designed to handle the complexities of your industry so you can quickly, effectively, and thoroughly handle the recall and your customers safe while keeping your reputation intact.
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3 Things about ERP for Food and Beverage Manufacturers You Need to Know

For food and beverage manufacturers today, knowing who you bought your raw materials from and where your finished goods were delivered too is not enough, you need to have the right tools, processes and insights to report on every element of the process. ERP for food and beverage manufacturers can help, but there are some things you need to know first:
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ERP For Distributors In The Food And Beverage Industry

ERP for Food and BeverageQuality, traceability, rapid fulfillment and regulatory compliance are crucial pillars of a solid food and beverage ERP system. Epicor ERP has been a proven solution for the food and beverage industry since 1990. From short-cycle fresh produce to bulk food supplies, Epicor has helped businesses to not only supply direct sales customers but also the catering trade and major retailers as well. Continue reading