From Farm to Fork: The Need for Traceability in the Food Chain

Traceability and visibility in the global food supply chain is crucial to farmers and food processors, in light of recent major food recalls. Manufacturers need to tightly manage their production quality, even into the suppliers’ operations, to comply with FDA requirements. ERP solutions, like Plex Online, enable food manufacturers to track every ingredient in every product at least one-up and one-back in their supply chains.
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