Over the past 3 months, there have been over 6,000 tons of beef recalled due to E. Coli and Salmonella contamination. For grocers, product recalls can cost precious time, money, and resources. TRUNO provides a meat grind management solution that can pinpoint recalled items and allow the grocer to act quickly to prevent the spread and consumption of contaminated products.
FreshTrax is a digital solution developed to capture and catalog grind production data within the meat market. This solution provides users at all levels of the organization with visibility into information required to be compliant with USDA record keeping regulations. Grocers can instantly capture things like:
- Date and time of grind production,
- Manufacturer source of material,
- Store associate who performed the transaction,
- Establishment and supplier lot number,
- Product code and/or pack date of source material used, and
- Date and time grinder and other related surfaces were cleaned and sanitized.
This information is captured simply by scanning GS1-128 barcodes, retail UPC/PLUs, or other source material identifiers. What’s more, is that this solution supports multiple popular handheld scanning devices, allowing the use of existing in-store scanners that are utilized for other daily tasks – making this an easy integration for store employees and their day-to-day operations.
In the event of a recall or audit, grocers can trace and identify packages back to the source suppliers and specific production runs using the data scanned from barcodes. With real-time reporting of grind transaction history and store traceability compliance, store management and regulators can rapidly and accurately identify potential source materials that could cause or contribute to reported illnesses.
Additionally, alerts are available to make management aware of any occurrences in non-compliance, and with instantaneous application updates, grocers can be assured they remain compliant with changing regulations. Are you ready to fast-track your meat grind management? Contact TRUNO today!