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Using BellHawk for Materials Traceability Applications for Food Processors and Manufacturers

Materials Tracking and Traceability

BellHawk is a software platform that enables the rapid and cost-effective implementation of real-time operations tracking and management solutions. One of its applications is in the implementation of materials traceability systems for food processors, manufacturers, and distributors that are involved in repacking and relabeling operations.

BellHawk provides a cost effective solution that enables mid-sized manufacturers, food processors and other industrial organizations to track their inventory and production operations, including automatically collecting materials traceability data. BellHawk includes all the materials traceability capabilities required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food processors and distributors.

BellHawk's tracking and traceability capability is designed specifically for food processors, food packaging manufacturers, and other industrial organizations that are required to maintain complete lot and/or serial number traceability throughout their operations.

 BellHawk uses technologies such as barcode scanning and wireless mobile computing to simplify accurate data collection by eliminating the use of paper forms and manual keyboard data entry.

BellHawk stores all the data required for tracking and traceability compliance in a computer database so that it can quickly be accessed to provide the one-step-forward and one-step-backward recall data as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, FDA, USDA, HACCP and similar requirements.

This enables organizations to quickly perform mock recalls and to minimize real recalls when they have contaminated ingredients or other production problems. This not only can save human lives but minimizes the cost and legal exposure from such incidents.

The FDA and similar agencies now have the right to shut down organizations that do not have good traceability and recall mechanisms in place. They can insist on draconian recall policies that can literally put you out of business.  BellHawk helps organizations ensure that they have all the tracking and traceability data they need when, and not if, problems occur.

BellHawk not only enables organizations to comply with traceability requirements but can pay for itself in 6 months or less through improvements in efficiency by tracking inventory and work-in-process in real-time. Such savings come through reductions in inventory, reductions in waste and spoilage and reduction in overtime and expedited shipments to get orders out on time.

BellHawk enables food processors to comply with supply chain traceability requirements from major restaurant and supermarket chains. BellHawk is able to electronically provide the needed supply chain traceability information in the form of ASN (Advanced Shipment Notice) data, for delivery by EDI software, as well as to ensure that GS1 standard barcode labels are accurately applied at all levels of nested packaging.

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