Lot Tracking Basics – A Primer to Clear Up Confusion Lot tracking can sometimes seem a bit like tax code. Everyone is aware of it. Few really understand it. Most avoid delving into it until faced with a recall or violation. It won’t take long to learn some lot tracking basics. Find out why lot tracking only keeps getting more important. After that, decide whether manually tracking is worth the risk. You can take small steps to mitigate large risk. Why wait for bad news that could inflict both financial and commercial pain? New Times, New Rules The first thing to recognize about lot tracking is that regulations have changed, and the number of new regulations is piling up. You likely know the FDA now has authority to mandate recalls and shut down mill operations. All it takes is lack of proof on the part of the mill. A mill […]
Repete is proud to provide automated feed mill control systems worldwide and to have forged a strong partnership with Cargill, one of the world’s giants in the food and agriculture arena. As part of Cargill’s ever-expanding portfolio, Cargill is introducing a state-of-the-art new facility in Hedrick, Iowa to support over 100 local hog farms and produce 350,000 tons of feed annually. A feed mill this large encompasses a lot of steps to get to the end product, and with a plan to run 24-hours-a-day and 6-days-a-week, there is no room for system crashes or downtime in the process. To accomplish this seamless automation, Cargill turned to Repete’s FLX Platform, a highly intelligent automation system that will allow them to incorporate the entire enterprise into a singular solution. Repete shares Cargill’s continued commitment to innovation and exceeding expectations, and is excited to contribute to the success of this new facility. Read the […]
Many manufacturers don’t fully understand the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), its ramifications, and the steps they should take to protect their businesses. With new regulations, including unlikely, but possible, criminal liabilities, becoming effective June 30, gaining some perspective is more important than ever. Understanding FSMA and new liabilities Each year, 3,000 Americans die from foodborne illness (Source: CDC). FSMA was enacted to prevent contamination in the food supply chain and save lives. FSMA has four main objectives: Improve capacity to prevent food-safety problems Improve capacity to detect and respond to food-safety problems Improve the safety of imported food Miscellaneous provisions, such as whistle-blower protection If your company is required by the FDA to register under its current food facility registration regulations, FSMA applies to you. In just two about months – by June 30, 2015 – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must finalize a series of seven regulations […]
If you’re attending Victam in Cologne this June, stop by and see us at booth B042. Find out how we can help you revolutionize your business through automated control system solutions. Victam International 2015 9-11 June Cologne Exhibition Halls (Koelnmesse), Cologne, Germany Booth B042 Learn more about Victam.