Blue Link has hosted a webinar on traceability through lot tracking for managing product recalls. The webinar took place on:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
- What is product traceability?
- What industries does it apply to?
- Food and Pharma/Medical Recall Statistics
- Regulation Bodies in the U.S. and Canada
- How regulatory bodies are enforcing traceability
- Benefits of traceability
- Traceability methods and next steps
Regulatory bodies such as the FDA and CFIA have recently launched initiatives to increase accountability for traceability and product recalls. Whereas in the past these organizations served primarily to set direction for the industries involved, they now seek to hold individual companies accountable for poor practices and levy large fines for those that do not follow their guidelines. This is why it is important, now more than ever, to ensure your organization is performing lot tracking that coincides with FDA and CFIA guidelines to ensure compliance and increase product recall efficiency.
Although Food, Medical and Pharmaceutical industries most readily come to mind when thinking about traceability, there are many other industries involved. For example, the auto and industry has a long history of product recalls, particularly children’s segments – not to mention the consumer goods industry as a whole. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor or retailer, it is your responsibility to ensure that the integrity of the supply chain is not compromised due to improper product tracking. If a nationwide recall were to take place right now, would you be ready?