Traceability Reporting

Traceability Reporting is the very core of Emydex

Traceability Reporting

Emydex Traceability reporting systems are currently operating in over 60 meat, fish and food processing plants around the world including Ireland, the UK, Europe, Africa and Australasia.

Traceability reports are a fundamental requirement demanded of any approved red meat, poultry, seafood or food processor of dairy, fresh produce, bakery or confectionery products.

Driven by Government legislation, reporting on Traceability is a mandatory requirement in all first world countries producing meat, fish and food products for both domestic and export markets.

Emydex’s Traceability reporting system includes:

  • Traceability of incoming raw materials, dry goods, packaging and ingredients which are transferred to Intake stock warehouses. Emydex generates globally unique ID numbers for units, packs, boxes and pallets.
  • Issuing of products into-production, whether for further processing, cutting, cooking or processing based on defined recipes.
  • Processed products are batch-coded and packed into boxes, weighed and bar-code labelled at Emydex packing stations with the relevant product codes, dates, batch and traceability codes.
  • Boxes are dispatched as single batch codes or as multiple batches packed as one unit.
  • Any by-products, reworks or waste are accounted for and can be quantified enabling mass-balance traceability reporting.
Traceability Reporting

Traceabilty Features

  • One step back - One step forwards
  • Forwards Traceability Reporting
  • Backwards Traceability Reporting
  • The minimum requirement for traceability is to record one step back and one step forwards in the traceability chain. This could be recording from which abattoir or supplier an animal, carcass or primal was received from and when it was received.
  • Other traceability details recorded at Intake include, date of kill, time of kill, quality data, grade, cold kg, transport vehicle, container number and the conditions recorded against the transport vehicle and haulier.
  • Another example for manufactured products that are made to a recipe, the Emydex system will provide full ingredient traceability for each production batch. It will also show from which production batch numbers a lot of ingredients was used in?

Ingredient Traceability recording at production batch level

  • Forward traceability reporting details each and every production transaction taking place within the factory walls.
  • Forward Trace reports show in whichproduction batches an intake lot was used, which customers received product from this lot, when it was dispatched and on what transport.

Forward Traceability Reporting

  • A backwards trace is where a customer advises of an issue with a unit traceability code (Unit ID / Batch Code).The system traces back to show any possible intake units / lots that could have been used in the manufacturing process, where they came from and when.

Backwards Traceability Reporting

Software Modules

Traceabilty Benefits

  • 1 Eliminates paper based/manual traceability reporting records.
  • 2 Intake traceability can be performed at unit level or with amalgamation to Intake lot level.
  • 3 A production batch can be a single intake unit, an intake lot, or a mixture of intake lots. The user dictates the size or composition of the production batches.
  • 4 Emydex traceability grid reports display transactions relating to an intake unit, intake lot or production batch.
  • 5 Real-time and instant reporting of traceability information saves time and minimises disruption to operational  production.
  • 6 Allows for quick identification of reported problems or issues.
  • 7 Minimises the risk and size of recalls by enabling reported problems to be traced back to specific production batches and supplier lots.
  • 8 Provides instant and accurate reporting of Traceability information for quality inspectors and auditors to fulfill food safety certification requirements e.g., BRC, SQF etc.
  • 9 Brand protection as a result of real-time product recall and crisis management capabilities.
“Traceability reporting is obviously a key requirement within the food processing industry. With Emydex, to have our traceability data readily available, live and accessible in real-time is greatly reassuring to both Kepak as a meat processing company as well as our customers and suppliers alike. The sheer understanding of data, and visibility of production reports is also key” Jim O’Neill, Group IT Manager, Kepak Group
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