TraceGains Explores Undeclared Allergens Potential Failure Point with Purchasing

Westminster, CO, April 02, 2014 --( Undeclared allergens can wreak havoc on a food manufacturer's reputation. Jennifer Brusco, TraceGains’ Marketing Specialist, discussed one potential point of failure with purchasing. Brusco explained in the current company blog, “Not only can these undeclared allergens pose a life-threatening risk to the public, but the resulting Class I recall can tarnish the food maker's reputation - temporarily or permanently depending on the severity and frequency. One potential point of failure that could lead to undeclared allergens making it to the marketplace happens in purchasing.”

One area that may pose problems in purchasing is when revision(s) need to be made to existing packaging. For example, if adjustments are made to the formula on an existing product to now contain soy flour, it is important that communication back to the packaging manufacturer is made and that two elements are covered:
• Ensure that the packaging supplier provides evidence that any obsolete stock that they may still have on hand has been destroyed.
• Ensure that the packaging supplier provides evidence that any obsolete printing plates have also been destroyed.

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TraceGains ( provides food and beverage manufacturers and distributors with a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates and streamlines processes to convert static documents into actionable data. With a network of more than 5,000 supplier members and more than 250 deployment sites, TraceGains offers an ever-expanding database of suppliers, purchased items, and documents that companies can leverage to improve product quality, accelerate product development, and meet regulatory and audit pressures. TraceGains not only digitizes all incoming documents, making them easily searchable, but also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance. TraceGains’ automated solution assures companies that documentation is up to date, organized, and searchable, making companies 365 Audit Ready. TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. Recently, TraceGains was listed as one of Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. TraceGains is exhibiting at the Food Safety Summit April 8-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Booth #623. Follow TraceGains on Twitter at @tracegains.

TraceGains, Inc.
Jennifer Brusco
Marketing Strategist
TraceGains Inc.
Jennifer Brusco