JustFoodERP is providing the service in conjunction withQMI, an ISO acredited management systems registrar.
QMI will examine food processors supply chains in a bid toimprove their business practices and food safety proceedures.
The pre-assessment service is a two day examinationconducted by a certified auditor from QMI,. The service is designed to audit JustFoodERP'simplementation of lot traceability, recall procedures, HACCP and other keysupply chain procedures.
The examination occurs during the implementation ofJustFoodERP's services.
The audit provides customers with increased assurance thattheir newly automated business process will be in compliance to ISO 22000:2005Food Safety Management Systems registration requirements, JustFoodERP stated.
"With recent FDA requirements for a reduced response toinquiry, food companies need access to traceability information quickly,"stated Marc DiGiorgio, vice president of JustFoodERP.
He said the companies customers are currently having torespond to traceability inquiries within 15 minutes.
"This pre-assessment service helps validate for ourcustomers that JustFoodERP is able to satisfy the most stringent traceabilityrequirements, represented by the ISO 22000:2005 requirements," headded.
QMI is a division of the CSA group, which also includes theCanadian Standards Association and CSA International. JustFoodERP is a divisionof Axentia company.
The Bioterrorism Act's requirements on traceability and record keeping come into effect June 9 for medium sized processors, part of a regulatory push to ensure the safety of the food supply chain.
In addition to shouldering the burden of increased costs, processors and others in the food chain are now liable under the federal law for keeping traceability records.
These records must hold data tracking the immediate sources of their supplies and the recipients of their products along the chain, a system known as "one-step forward, one-step back".