Canadian Packaging

Webinar to examine packaging traceability regulations

Operations Technologies to offer a webinar providing an overview of the regulations and standards on packaging traceability.

April 14, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff

With the advent of regulations and standards on packaging traceability hitting the U.S., there are many questions and concerns among food manufacturers and packagers across the globe, wondering what they need to do to be compliant.

On April 28, 2011, David Miller, the president of Operations Technologies a Greenville, SC company specializing in supply chain control and compliance, will present a webinar discussing an overview of the requirements and solutions for food packaging traceability.

Because supply chain traceability links the physical flow of products with the flow of information about them, new US regulations state that all products must be uniquely identified and the information made available to all supply chain partners.

As such, successful traceability will depend on the design and production of its packaging in combination with effective data collection and reporting systems.

During the webinar, Miller will discuss:

  • Industry standards such as GS1 Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) and mpXML (Meat & Poultry Data Standards Organization);
  • Impact of new regulations including the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) with was made a law on January 4, 2011 to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of Federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it;
  • Technology overview of: labeling; data collection, and; data management and exchange including internet based systems;
  • Operational implications and capital and operating costs including consumables.

The webinar—The Impact of New Regulations and Standards on Packaging Traceability—will take place on Thursday, April 28, ,2011 beginning at 11AM Pacific Standard Time (or 2PM EST)  time.

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About David Miller

David Miller is the president and founder of Operations Technologies and its Mobia subsidiary. He is an industry recognized expert in technology, inventory management, and traceability and an internationally recognized expert on food traceability. He has been asked to speak before the US Congress, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI), American Butter Institute (ABI), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and American Food Safety Institute (AFSI).

About Northwest Analytical

Northwest Analytical is a leading provider of quality and food safety management systems and SPC software to the food and packaging industries. With the NWA Quality Information System, food and packaging producers successfully handle applications ranging from HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) program management to fill weight control and process improvement. NWA Quality software enables companies to produce higher-quality, safer products while maximizing efficiency and profitability.
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