The conference was well-attended by major global food manufacturers and suppliers. Expert speakers presented on a variety of relevant topics. Carole Inman, VP Sales & Marketing of Specialty Food Ingredients, Alejandro Cebado, Sr. Director of Quality Systems from Bimbo Bakeries USA, and Virginia Mercer, Senior Specialist of McKee Foods Corporation spoke about their company interaction with TraceGains and how the technology is leading to a best practice standard within the food industry.
At the dinner event, the featured speaker was Antonio Gallegos of Greenberg Traurig LLP, who spoke on consumer-driven labeling concerns. Gallegos addressed consumer lawsuits for false and misleading labeling. The presentation provided an overview of the most common types of claims and tips for mitigating the risk for product labeling and advertising.
For those who could not attend the event, TraceGains has made several audit checklists including information about rights regarding to requests for records.
Inspection Day Checklist
TraceGains (www.tracegains.com) 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. Follow TraceGains on Twitter at @tracegains.