The globalization of ingredient sourcing has made it more challenging than ever to assess the chemical, biological and physical risks in your supply chain.
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (PRWEB) November 16, 2017
Food companies concerned about the safety of their supply chain can now get a free “Ingredient Risk Assessment” using HorizonScan, the world’s most comprehensive database of food safety and fraud reports.
“The globalization of ingredient sourcing has made it more challenging than ever to assess the chemical, biological and physical risks in your supply chain,” says Ron Stakland, global product manager, HorizonScan.
“HorizonScan offers a great solution to that challenge. As a result, we’re providing an opportunity for food safety professionals to see how quickly and effectively you can identify and prioritize supply chain risks as required under FSMA.”
Stakland notes that HorizonScan has seen a significant uptick in hazards over recent months in certain sectors, particularly poultry, seafood and spices. Poultry has been especially alarming, with an increase in hazard reports of more than 300% since early 2016, with much of this increase being attributable to salmonella contamination in chicken meat from Brazil.
For manufacturers, the stakes have never been higher. Under FSMA regulations, failure to implement an effective supply chain risk management program could subject food companies and their officers to significant liability and even criminal charges.
The HorizonScan food safety management system monitors safety and integrity alerts worldwide, collecting data daily from over 110 food safety agencies and other reliable sources to deliver timely alerts on emerging food safety issues affecting nearly 600 commodities from more than 180 countries. It also contains data on over 20,000 suppliers who have been the subject of one or more hazard reports in the past 15 years.
This web-based, food-safety software displays the most important issues affecting each food commodity with pertinent, actionable facts. Users can search by commodity, country of origin, type of hazard, supplier, date of event, and set up automatic alerts for the commodities and issues they feel are most important.
The free assessment can be accessed on the company’s website at: https://www.globalhorizonscan.com/.
HorizonScan is exclusively available from Global ID Group, which provides integrated food safety and food quality solutions that address the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving food industry. Serving more than 15,000 clients in over 100 countries with a market-leading portfolio of testing, inspection, certification and consulting services, the Global ID Group helps companies navigate an increasingly regulated global food economy demanding higher levels of transparency, accountability, safety and sustainability.
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