InfinityQS Promotes Food Safety in Manufacturing through Sponsorship of Aberdeen Group Report

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“Food Safety and Traceability 2011” examines traceability capabilities and performance in the food and beverage industry with a focus on the effects of FSMA

Though there are added levels of compliance, the FSMA actually empowers food producers to focus on preventing, rather than reacting to, adverse events.

InfinityQS International, Inc., the leading provider of real-time quality control software solutions, announces the sponsorship of Aberdeen Group’s latest report on food safety and traceability as a demonstration of its continued advocacy of food safety in manufacturing. The report, “Food Safety and Traceability 2011,” examines the impact of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 (FSMA) on the food and beverage industry.

Based on research conducted on 104 food and beverage companies in September and October 2011, Aberdeen’s sixth annual Food Safety and Traceability report centers on general traceability capabilities and performance in the food and beverage industry, with a special focus on FSMA. Although a year has passed since FSMA was signed into law, many issues persist for foodservice companies still implementing or improving processes in order to comply with the legislation.

Michael A. Lyle, president and CEO, InfinityQS, said, “Though there are added levels of compliance, the FSMA actually empowers food producers to focus on preventing, rather than reacting to, adverse events. ‘Best-in-Class’ organizations, as they are described in the Aberdeen report, choose InfinityQS because the new challenges require a full error-proofing platform that monitors process data, operating procedures, and control points while delivering powerful analysis functionality for core quality metrics, such as OEE. Most companies do not realize how quickly they can implement a complete real-time, farm-to-fork traceability solution that integrates into any production environment and greatly improves response.”

Aberdeen's research revealed that top-performing or Best-in-Class companies have significantly outperformed Laggard companies in the metrics below:

  •      20% more products in compliance
  •     34% more complete and on-time shipments
  •     34% higher Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  •     37 hours quicker track and trace response time

InfinityQS was an active participant in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration public meetings on the FSMA. Through its leadership in Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) management solutions, the company maintains a strong commitment to food quality and safety.

Each year, nearly 50 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Due in part to InfinityQS, a complimentary copy of the report is available by clicking here.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company
Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions. As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information-Opportunity-Insight-Engagement-Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 854-5200, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748.

About InfinityQS International, Inc.
InfinityQS International, Inc. is the leading provider of SPC software and services to a broad array of companies, from multi-national giants to smaller, more specialized manufacturers. InfinityQS develops software solutions to help manufacturers to monitor, control and improve the quality of their manufacturing operations across a site, an enterprise or an entire supply chain, continuing to provide significant returns on their initial investment and increase productivity. The company’s goal is always to improve clients’ internal quality standards and ensure their continued success in the global marketplace.

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