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Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
Traceability and Product Recalls
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Traceability and Product Recalls

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Although Food, Medical and Pharmaceutical industries most readily come to mind when thinking about traceability and product recalls, there are many other industries involved. Whether you are a …

Although Food, Medical and Pharmaceutical industries most readily come to mind when thinking about traceability and product recalls, there are many other industries involved. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor or retailer, it is your responsibility to ensure that the integrity of the supply chain is not compromised due to improper product tracking. Regulatory bodies such as the FDA and CFIA have recently launched initiatives to increase accountability for traceability and product recalls.
This presentation provides the following information:
- What is product traceability?
- What industries does it apply to?
- Food and Pharma/Medical Recall statistics
- Regulation bodies in the US and Canada
- How regulatory bodies are enforcing traceability
- Benefits of traceability
- Traceability methods and next steps

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  • ----- Meeting Notes (12-09-19 16:24) -----David starts - welcomes everyone, provides information about where to get the slides
  • Dave begin by or end with introducing quote
  • Dave jump in?
  • Include information in CFIA box – Michael
  • Have stat at the bottom
  • Check info – Michael
  • Re-word quote
  • Michael list of references
  • DON’T FORGET TO RECORD THIS PAGE!
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    • 1. Webinar• Use the Question Pane in the GoToWebinar Console to Ask Questions!• The webinar will be starting promptly at 2pm EST• Please phone in using the number below. – Dial In Phone #: 416-507-1603 – Access Code: 5726147 – Press *6 to mute your line
    • 2. Traceability,Lot Tracking and Recall Webinar “About 1 in 6, or 48 million people (in the US), get sick each year from contaminated food, with 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths annually.” Center for Disease Control
    • 3. David Silva Michael Benedick Marketing Manager Over 20 years’ experience in the industry @BlueLinkERP @ERPSoftware4RU
    • 4. AgendaWhat is Product Traceability?Industries InvolvedFood and Pharma/Medical Recall StatisticsRegulating Bodies in USA and CanadaHow are Regulating Bodies Managing TraceabilityOverview of RequirementsThe Benefits of TraceabilitySummary
    • 5. What is Product Traceability? Wikipedia Definition – Traceability refers to the capability for tracking goods along the distribution chain on a batch/lot number or series number basis.Why is it Important? - To recall product(s) deemed as unsafe/adulterated - Allow regulating bodies to track product(s) back to the source
    • 6. Industries Involved Any industry you can think of is involved!“There was a total of 2,363 recalls across all industries in the US or about 6.5 recalls a day in 2011. This was almost a 14% increase in the number of recalls from 2010.” USA Today
    • 7. Food and Pharma/Medical Recall Statistics 2008 2009 2010 2011 December 16 28 24 54 November 12 34 29 30 USA October 19 28 27 38 September 20 25 25 27 August 13 24 51 22 July 13 58 36 18 June 14 30 28 29 May 14 25 22 38 April 21 134 22 38 March 28 120 58 44 February 28 272 25 31 January 19 147 43 38 217 925 390 407“According to RASMAS National Recall Center analysts, the top three product domains [in the health care industry] with the most activity by product count [for number of recalls] were pharmaceuticals, food and operating room products.” Noblis
    • 8. Food and Pharma/Medical Recall Statistics 2008 2009 2010 2011 December 23 17 45 24 November 14 13 22 27 Canada October 24 10 20 24 September 24 10 18 39 August 38 27 23 22 July 16 16 26 20 June 9 21 24 35 May 14 17 19 25 April 5 34 21 29 March 22 29 42 17 February 10 37 11 15 January 7 25 15 21 206 256 286 298“The number of recalls in Canada has increased every year for the last several years. Health Canada expects that the rate of increase will likely remain more or less the same.” Health Canada
    • 9. Regulating Bodies in the USA FDA also deals with Medicine, Medical Devices, Drugs, Veterinary Products, Cosmetics Motor Vehicle Consumer Products Food and Beverage Pesticides Boats“It is a widely reported fact that over 20 million people have at one time taken a drug that was eventually recalled.” Resource for the People [USA]
    • 10. Regulating Bodies in Canada The CFIA’s plans and priorities Transport Canada also deals Health Canada also deals with link directly to the Government with Boats Pesticides, Medicine, Medical of Canada’s. Devices, Drugs, Veterinary Products and Cosmetics Food and Beverage Motor Vehicle Consumer Products“Traceability and Management is Canada’s weakest category.” World Ranking 2010 Food Safety Performance
    • 11. How are Regulating Bodies in the USA Managing Traceability? 1926 2002 2009 2011 • Federal Food, • Bioterrorism • Food Safety • Food Safety Drug and Preparedness Enhancement Modernization Cosmetic Act and Response Act Act Act “One of the most far-reaching food recalls in US history came in 2009, when the PeanutCorporation of America recalled in total 3913 different products from roughly 361 different companies. “ MSNBC
    • 12. How are Regulating Bodies in Canada Managing Traceability? 1997 2012 Today • Canadian Food • Safe Food for • CFIA’s Improved Food Inspection Agency Act Canadians Act Inspection Model“More than 200 diseases are spread through food.” WHO
    • 13. Who is Responsible? Farmer Manufacturer Distributor Supplier Vendor “One forward and one back”Hint: Every company along the supply chain.
    • 14. Overview of Tracking Requirements What Information When to Track How to Track to Track Product Description All Movements - Pack and size - Initial receipt of goods - Manually (pen and paper) - Brand name - Used in BOM or kit - Spreadsheets - Expiry date - Shipped - Software such as Blue Link - Best before date - Adjusted - Lot number - Transferred - Serial number Quantities Originally Received - Cases, Drums, Weights, Gallons, etc. “59% of the food facilities surveyed did not meet FDA’s requirements to maintainrecords about their sources, recipients, and transporters.” Office of Inspector General
    • 15. Benefits of Traceability • Information when needed during a recall – Odds are you will be involved someday • Minimize impact on business – Only recall necessary products • Customer satisfaction • It is the law – Regulating bodies require it“Coordinating recall issues with suppliers and distributors is a real concern for almost 70% of executives surveyed.” Supply Chain Digest
    • 16. Using Software to Aid Traceability• Identify specific lots to avoid recalling all products• Ability to manage product expiry dates• Gain your customers’ confidence• Easier certification approval• Technology grants for traceability investments
    • 17. Recall Report“1/4 of the food facilities surveyed were not aware of FDA’s records requirements, others highlighted practices designed to improve traceability.” Office of Inspector General
    • 18. Summary • Recalls are not going away • More regulatory action/involvement • Everybody has to track • One back and one forward • Software helps! “Contaminated foods cost the US economy nearly $7 billion annually.” The Washington Times [USA]
    • 19. Next steps…• Slides can be downloaded from www.BlueLinkERP.com• Download our Lot Tracking Whitepaper• Contact us for additional information Blue Link Associates www.BlueLinkERP.com 1-877-258-5465 x230 sales@bluelink.ca
    • 20. References• Centre for Disease Control www.cdc.gov• USA Today www.usatoday.com• The Number of Product Alerts and Recalls Affecting Healthcare Industry Continue Upward Trend – RASMAS National Recall Centre.• Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca• CFIA www.inspection.gc.ca• FDA www.fda.gov• Resource for the People www.resource4thepeople.com• World Ranking 2010 Food Safety Performance – Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy• MSNBC www.nbcnews.com• World Health Organization www.who.int• Traceability in the Food Supply Chain - Office of Inspector General• Supply Chain Digest www.scdigest.com• The Washington Times www.washingtontimes.com

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