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Qualtrax, Inc. Welcomes New Customer: Ed Miniat

Christiansburg, VA, August 01, 2009 --( Qualtrax, Inc. recently welcomed Ed Miniat, Inc. to its customer base. Ed Miniat began as a small, family-owned business in 1896 and became Ed Miniat, Inc. in 1958. The company now has two plants and supplies cooked meat products and edible oils to food processors nationwide.

Ed Miniat currently complies with USDA and is implementing SQF standards as part of their Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements. By complying to SQF standards, consumers can be certain that they are purchasing products that have been prepared and handled with utmost care. During its SQF 2000 implementation, Ed Miniat found itself in need of a document control solution.

“We were looking for something that could handle document control and workflows,” commented Food Safety Manager, Lynn Geise. “Even when documents were stored in our internal computer files we had a hard time finding things because of multiple folders and document copies.” In addition to the base Qualtrax system, Ed Miniat uses the document imaging module: a tool designed to seamlessly scan hard-copy documentation into searchable, electronic files. As high volumes of paper documentation come in from suppliers and clients on a regular basis, Ed Miniat can quickly convert information into an electronic format that is easily organized and searchable within its Qualtrax system.

Every department in both plants will be using Qualtrax. “Everyone has different ideas for how their department will use the software,” stated Geise. “Everything from job descriptions, work procedures, training, and data from CCPs will be managed in Qualtrax.” About 400 users will have access to the software.

About Qualtrax

Qualtrax, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCS-Inc., provides compliance software that enables electronic document and process management. Qualtrax focuses on heavily regulated industries where compliance with standards such as SQF, BRC, PAS 220, ISO 22000, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, HACCP, and others presents challenges to organizations. Qualtrax greatly simplifies document management, workflow tracking, and business and manufacturing process control. To learn more, please visit the Qualtrax website (

About Ed Miniat

For over one hundred years, Miniat has been in the business of meat distribution. Starting up business in the late 1800’s with only a horse and wagon, Miniat has now grown into one of the oldest family-held companies in America. Miniat currently participates in two principal businesses: cooked meats and edible oils. As its business continues to grow and change, Miniat remains committed to doing whatever it takes to satisfy its customers; the century-old promise that is both its legacy and its future. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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Qualtrax, Inc.
Katie Gardner
540-382-4234 x179

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