The FDA’s FSMA 204 regulation has changed the records management requirements for every shipment and delivery for every food store, restaurant, foodservice company, restaurant and distribution company in the country.
ReposiTrak recognizes the data management nightmare ahead and has worked with industry leaders to develop the lowest-cost, easiest-to-adopt traceability solution available.
The ReposiTrak Traceability Network® meets and exceeds FSMA 204 requirements and opens the door to a safer food supply chain, better operational transparency and faster, more precise recalls.
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Section 204(d) of the Food Safety Modernization Act (or FSMA 204) is part of the FDA’s broader New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint, a forward-focused initiative whose primary pillar is “tech-enabled traceability.”
The regulation defines a set of Key Data Elements (KDEs) that food supply chain operators must capture for each Critical Tracking Event (CTE) in a product’s journey from its point of origin to the end consumer. These KDE records are to be created, collected and stored in a format that can be retrieved and sent to the FDA within 24 hours when requested. Previously, the regulation only required data only from one-up and one-back events.
As a product changes hands or changes form, its string of KDE records grows and must be transferred between trading partners, to create full, end-to-end traceability. ReposiTrak estimates that retailers alone will be responsible for thousands – if not millions – of traceability records per year.
For more than 20 years, ReposiTrak has been solving supply chain collaboration challenges that involve tracking products from manufacturer and grower, through warehouses and distribution centers, all the way to the retail store.
Food traceability is a part of our widely deployed and proven supply chain and compliance platform.
Through the thought leadership of leading industry organizations and retailers, we’ve created the ReposiTrak Traceability Network, a solution that is:
The FDA has sent a strong signal that the Food Traceability List will only grow, encouraging “voluntary adoption of these practices industry wide.” Food supply chain operators will soon be responsible for creating, storing, retrieving and sending millions of pieces of data – each day.
Implementing full-scale traceability now is not only easy; it’s also an opportunity that forward-thinking businesses can’t ignore. With the data you already capture and with little to no additional work, you can:
All while fully complying with FSMA 204.
The ReposiTrak Traceability Network is backed by the industry, as was most recently selected by the National Grocers Association’s as its exclusive traceability solution.
To raise awareness about FSMA 204, ReposiTrak joined the National Grocers Association to host a webinar that delivers an all-encompassing overview of FSMA 204; demonstrate why traceability is inherently good for the industry; offer examples about the records-management and operational problems that you’ll want to avoid; enforce urgency; and provide some quick best practices about how to start collecting electronic records if you’re still paper-based.
“Food safety is of paramount importance to independent grocers and their supplier partners. NGA’s partnership with ReposiTrak enhances value for our members by sharing best practices in an area that’s crucial to safeguarding the hard-earned trust that retailers and manufacturers have with consumers.”
President & CEO - NGA
“At QCS, our goal is to bring best-in-class solutions to our members to help them be more successful. ReposiTrak solutions help our members save time and money, reduce risk and grow their business: and the service is outstanding. It’s a great partnership.”
QCS Purchasing, LLC
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