Nye Hardy, Senior Food Safety Manager, Discusses How Food Safety Chain Management Technology is Supporting Pro-Active Approach to Food Safety
On February 28, Nye Hardy, Senior Food Safety Manager for Dole Fresh Vegetables, was interviewed live during a webcast attended by hundreds of food safety professionals. The case study interview focused on how Dole Fresh Vegetables, a subsidiary of Dole Food Company, the world’s largest producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, is leveraging SafetyChain Software’s SafetyChain for Food™ to support its proactive approach to food safety.
Ms. Hardy covered topics including:
- Dole Fresh Vegetables’ overall approach to food safety
- The key business drivers for adopting technology to support its efforts
- Why it selected SafetyChain for Food
- Keys to successful adoption of the technology via smart mobile devices in the field
- How SafetyChain for Food gets pre-harvest food safety assessment information to the right people in realtime for the fastest corrective actions possible
- How Food Safety Chain Management promotes fast response to FDA and customers – and promotes audit readiness
- Preparation for FDA’s food safety modernization act (FSMA)
- Results and lessons learned
- Future phases, including traceability
Hardy was joined by SafetyChain’s SVP and co-founder, Barbara Levin, who described how SafetyChain for Food helps food and beverage companies save time, save money and promote safety and quality compliance at all points along a company’s supply chain, with solutions for food supplier compliance, supplier certificate of analysis (COA)/food safety specification management, supplier reporting/score-carding, safety and quality data reporting with realtime deviation alerts, HACCP program automation, GFSI compliance, finished product reporting and customer compliance management.
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About SafetyChain Software
SafetyChain Software’s SafetyChain for Food™ helps the food and beverage industry manage safety and quality compliance in realtime – preventing non-compliant ingredients, raw materials and finished product from coming in or going out. With SafetyChain for Food’s affordable solution modules – for Supplier Compliance & Management, Safety & Quality Data Reporting, HACCP/GFSI Compliance and Customer & Finished Product Compliance – food growers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food services and importers save time, save money and create efficiencies that contribute to the bottom line. SafetyChain for Food is a global, Software-as-a-Service solution, designed for fast deployment and even faster ROI. www.safetychain.com
About Dole Food Company
Dole, with 2011 net revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.