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TraQtion Now Available in South Africa to Restore Consumers’ Faith in Food
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa – As the food industry works to regain consumer trust and prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks, a cloud-based food safety and supply chain quality compliance system is now available in South Africa. TraQtion, a wholly owned subsidiary of NSF International, uses a cloud-based platform to comprehensively manage all aspects of food industry supply chains – including products, suppliers and site compliance.
While TraQtion is new to South Africa, the cloud-based software’s quality and compliance tools are already used by thousands of food industry professionals in 90 countries.
“In the light of current events, there is no doubt that the food industry – one that touches the life of every South African citizen – has been dealt a massive public health and reputational blow,” said Ulli Gerntholtz, NSF International’s Consulting & Technical Services Manager in Africa. “I believe TraQtion will become an essential tool as we work to regain control of the food industry’s processes, rebuild consumer confidence, protect public health and quell the confusion facing South Africans today.”
TraQtion was designed by food safety and technology experts at NSF International, a global organisation with more than 70 years of public health expertise. TraQtion’s capabilities include:
- Advanced specification management: Helps bring speed to market in new product development and ensures central, validated ingredient specifications and finished product information. The module can be used stand alone or combined with the full suite of TraQtion services to scan, evaluate and interpret data across the supply chain.
- Supplier compliance: Provides control and visibility into supply chain food safety information and supplier communications. Its proprietary compliance engine runs around the clock, checking against requirements and generating automatic alerts for appropriate actions. This solution can help companies acquire better document management to meet numerous governmental standards.
- Product compliance: Provides assurance that products received meet specifications and enables more informed product orders. All product information is in one place allowing for full compliance that can permit immediate pull of products and identification of alternate suppliers in a time of need.
- Site compliance: Provides necessary tools at the site level while enabling centralised compliance tracking. The central dashboard for all facilities provides at-a-glance performance ratings identified by the TraQtion compliance engine to support quick actions and streamlined communications.
“Right now, I challenge every leader in the food industry – from CEOs to quality assurance and operational directors – to talk with us about TraQtion, a solution that is specifically designed to simplify complexity and restore peace of mind,” said Gerntholtz. “TraQtion can help ensure compliance – from raw ingredients to end-user consumer packaging – simply and effectively. This solution can help companies restore trust in the industry once more.”
To learn how TraQtion can help ensure quality and compliance for your organisation, please visit TraQtion.com.
TraQtion is a cloud-based food safety, quality and compliance software that helps FSQA simplify supply chain compliance and product developers gain speed to market. Some of the world’s most innovative food manufacturers, processors, retailers and restaurant operators use TraQtion to reduce recall risks and proactively protect their brands. TraQtion, a wholly owned subsidiary of NSF International, is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA with regional offices in Long Hanborough, UK and Stellenbosch, South Africa.
NSF International is an independent, global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With operations in more than 175 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.
NSF International in South Africa offers food safety, certification and training services for a wide range of food sectors. NSF International audits to farm standards (fresh produce), GLOBALG.A.P, LEAF, Tesco NURTURE and global food processing standards such as BRC and IFS Food, BRC Packaging, BRC Storage and Distribution, and HACCP. Additionally, NSF International provides food safety, quality, environmental, health and safety, security and management systems certifications.