Westminster, CO, September 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- TraceGains, a leader in supplier document management in the food industry, addressed the effects of date labeling on food waste and suggestion for improving the situation. The infographic is posted on the company’s blog.
Confusion over date labeling contributes to food waste, according to the Institute of Food Technology. Approximately 33% - 50% of food produced for human consumption globally is wasted. This is equivalent to 1.3 billion metric tons per year. In the U.S. 31% of all food produced for the store or home is wasted.
Inconsistency in date labeling contributes to misunderstanding about how dates on labels relate to food quality or safety. This misunderstanding is among the factors contributing to food waste.
The Institute of Food Technology suggested collaboration to develop a simple workable solution to address the challenges faced by food manufacturers, retailers, government officials, consumers, and other stakeholders.
To view the infographic, go to: http://www.tracegains.com/blog/confusion-over-date-labeling-leads-to-food-waste-infographic.
TraceGains (www.tracegains.com) provides food and ingredient manufacturers and brokers with a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates the management of supplier risk, data, and documentation, making companies 365 Audit Ready™.
TraceGains’ cloud-based SaaS solution works with in-house solutions such as quality management systems (QMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and product life-cycle management (PLM), to close the loop on upstream risk. This solution provides collaborative supplier management, and eases compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and internal business compliance requirements including hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).
TraceGains digitizes all incoming supplier documents, making them easily searchable. TraceGains also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance.
TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. TraceGains is Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Follow TraceGains on Twitter @TraceGains.
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