The conference was well-attended by major global food manufacturers and suppliers. Expert speakers such as Howard Popoola, VP Quality Assurance from Topco Associates, presented at the TraceGains event. Popoola is a visionary and inspiring leader who shared aspects of food quality standards such as GFSI, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance challenges.
Topco Associates LLC is a privately held company that provides innovative business solutions for its food industry member-owners and customers. Topco leverages the collective volume, knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business-building capabilities. Topco's membership collectively represents billions in retail sales volume with thousands of stores.
Popoola offered a dynamic presentation and stressed the roll of supplier compliance. Experienced in retail, food service and manufacturing of all foods and non-foods such as health and beauty care and general merchandise, Popoola specializes in operations food safety and quality management, global food safety systems in Asia, Europe, Middle East, North and South America.
For those who could not attend the event, TraceGains has made several audit checklists including information about rights regarding to requests for records.
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.