Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will exclusively endorse and encourage the use of food and drug safety solution ReposiTrak for its food retail and wholesale members, as part of a joint agreement with software-as-a-service provider Park City Group and food safety and health care intelligence business Leavitt Partners, co-developers of the solution.
“Food safety is the No. 1 priority for our members,” said Dr. Hilary Thesmar, VP for food safety programs at Arlington, Va.-based FMI. “Traceability is increasingly important to everyone in the food industry and retail is no exception. ReposiTrak is appealing because it is interoperable and can work with any system retailers have in place now for tracing products and can ‘talk’ with other software systems. ReposiTrak augments our existing food and drug safety efforts, such as Rapid Recall Exchange and SQFI (Safe Quality Foods Institute), with a proven, comprehensive and easy-to-implement solution that doesn’t require systems changes and is extremely cost-effective.”
Reduced Supply Chain Risk
Powered by Park City Group’s technology, ReposiTrak allows grocery warehouses, supermarkets, packaged goods manufacturers, food-processing facilities, growers, drug stores and drug manufacturers, and logistics partners to track and trace products and components along the entire global food, drug and dietary supplement supply chains. The Internet-based solution also lowers supply chain risk by receiving, storing, maintaining, sharing and providing compliance reporting and proactive expiration alerting of audit, inspection and regulatory documentation required between supplier and customer, all from a single location.
“FMI is committed to helping its members and their suppliers reduce time and risk in their supply chains, so it is rewarding to join with them in making the supermarket industry even safer,” noted Randy Fields, chairman and CEO of Utah-based Park City Group. “ReposiTrak and FMI will work to ensure supermarkets and their suppliers can easily, efficiently and cost-effectively meet federal food and drug safety requirements while reducing the their financial exposure to the risks associated with contaminated food and drugs,”
Added Fields: “Given its reputation and scale, this partnership clearly makes us the industry standard. We believe that our comprehensive abilities — document management, track and trace across food, supplements and drugs, coupled with a very small cost and extraordinary ease of use, will allow for even faster adoption of ReposiTrak.”