With a recent retailer survey showing that up to 80% of product withdrawals are down to coding errors, food and drink manufacturers can no longer afford to neglect their package labelling and coding processes. ‘On pack’ coding is the primary identification of traceability within the food industry, and accurate package coding and labelling has become mandatory. The costs of getting this wrong are high, for it can lead to fines from customers, loss of customer confidence and loss of contracts.
However, food and drink manufacturers still rely on manual processes for package labelling and coding, which expose operations to inevitable human error. Coding errors are now acknowledged as the primary cause of product withdrawals. Manufacturers need to make sure their processes eliminate risk and ensure accuracy to protect their businesses.
In response to the rising need for accurate package coding and labelling of products, Sanderson Australia have launched the Package Coding Management module for the Formul8 solution. The module incorporates the market-leading Claricom software for the design and network control of package coding and labelling. The module assists in removing human error, eliminating risk and ensuring accuracy, flexibility and efficiency.
The system removes manual errors and paperwork at ‘critical points’ to improve real-time data and increase visibility and traceability throughout the enterprise. By preventing package coding and labelling errors, the Sanderson solution traps the need to recall products at their primary source and protects manufacturers from the high costs these errors can cause.