Butterball Implements alert Food Safety Technology

Butterball LLC is the latest food company to adopt the use of Delta Technology & Software LLC’s alert, an on-demand management solution for food safety compliance. The configurable, scalable, multi-tenant, hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution employs a service-oriented architecture Web service interface to integrate with supplier, internal, lab and customer systems worldwide.

Garner, N.C.-based Butterball implemented the solution to help it protect consumers and boost efficiency and business performance. "This is the kind of above-the-bar commitment you'd expect to see from such a well-known segment leader," noted Bill Pappas, CEO for Morrisville, N.C.-based Delta. "It's consistent with -- and stands to enhance -- the brand's reputation for providing safe, high-quality products and excellent customer service."

alert automates and enforces the safety process for every shipment, ensuring consistency and reducing the number of manual touchpoints. Faster supplier and internal cycle times mean that safe ingredients can be used immediately. Safe products can be shipped, received or stocked faster, allowing retailer and customer orders to be filled more quickly. The cost of food safety compliance subsequently declines, and the real return on investment can be gauged in months.

"Families have put confidence in the Butterball name for more than 70 years because we've always stressed the use of the best available safety tools,” said Alice Johnson, DVM, the poultry provider’s VP of food safety, government regulations and public affairs. "Today, alert is the tool that sets that standard. As the food system becomes more complex, it’s more important than ever to use technology that translates information into action. Our customers both demand and deserve this level of protection."

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