Feasibility of Bulk Material
                     Traceability
             Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr.,
Professor, Agricultu...
Traceability is a Multipurpose
                         Activity
                         A ti it
Ability to trace the his...
Information at Each Step!
Process Mapping – at the Farm Level
Tracking Unit – Farm Level
Farmers Cooperative Company
      Odebolt F ilit
      Od b lt Facility
                      • First Site for ISO
       ...
Tracking Bulk Grain
• Initial bin assignment all inbound tickets
• Data fields for other information related to scale tick...
Grain Traceability-Steady Improvement
                   Traceability Index (Precision)
                       First Set  ...
Cost-Benefit
       Summary for QMS
                    Operation
                     p                                  ...
Supply Chain Mapping
   pp y         pp g



 Feed
Inputs




     Dairy
     Farms



               Dairy
             P...
•Date Received
•Supplier
•Bill of Lading
•Operator
•Silo Destination   •Silo Source           •Filler ID
•Silo L l
•Sil Le...
Summary
                     y
• Traceability relates to product quality, safety,
  security and authenticity
            ...
Summary
• The best system will become the regulatory and
  world trade standard.
• International standards must prevail; I...
See Proceedings from
                    g
Agricultural and Food Traceability Conference
                  June 2009
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Presentation regarding Produce Traceability as presented to FDA & FSIS on December 9 & 10, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

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Brittany Hurburgh Ag And Bio Systems Engineering Iowa State Univ

  1. 1. Feasibility of Bulk Material Traceability Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr., Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering with ith Brittini Brown, Gretchen Mosher, Maitri Thakur, Greg Bennett Howard Shepherd, Chad Laux, Gunsu Gemesi
  2. 2. Traceability is a Multipurpose Activity A ti it Ability to trace the history, application or location of an entity by means of recorded identifications. (EU #1830) Respond to security threats Respond to food safety problems Document chain of custody chain-of-custody Document production practices (eg. organic) Meet consumer desires or social preferences Provide safety/quality assurance or uniformity P id f t / lit if it Protect integrity of brand name; control risk Authenticate claims (eg. Regional foods) Regulatory compliance R l li Improve logistics and reduce production costs Organized, uniform response to unusual conditions Carbon footprinting
  3. 3. Information at Each Step!
  4. 4. Process Mapping – at the Farm Level
  5. 5. Tracking Unit – Farm Level
  6. 6. Farmers Cooperative Company Odebolt F ilit Od b lt Facility • First Site for ISO Certification • Replicate at Other p Locations Bulk Grain Handling
  7. 7. Tracking Bulk Grain • Initial bin assignment all inbound tickets • Data fields for other information related to scale ticket • Date, time stamp establishes position within bin • Current technology – all possible scale tickets in every outbound. outbound • Translation – any tracking is a process of elimination • Where the grain cannot be. • Reduce the possibilities with management decisions • Controlled movement • Grain quality management
  8. 8. Grain Traceability-Steady Improvement Traceability Index (Precision) First Set Second Set Average traceability index improving over i d i i Locations 22 15 time Complete Data 7 12 ==================== Locations with high traceability index Tracking Index lacked QM systems Average 374 227 High 942 945 Low index values at manageable levels Low 8 9 September 2007: 20 recalls; TI = 160; Range 3 - 1130 p g July 2008: 26 recalls: TI = 145; Range 5 - 698
  9. 9. Cost-Benefit Summary for QMS Operation p g Cost Savings Grading $1,085 Inventory Control 10,675 Operations Efficiency 2,180 Regulatory Compliance 5,300 Employee Development 3,400 3 400 Total $22,640 Cost of QMS $11,250 Ratio: 2:1 One location – four months - 2002 Copyright © 2002 Iowa State University and Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company
  10. 10. Supply Chain Mapping pp y pp g Feed Inputs Dairy Farms Dairy Processor
  11. 11. •Date Received •Supplier •Bill of Lading •Operator •Silo Destination •Silo Source •Filler ID •Silo L l •Sil Level •Product P d t •Product Description P d tD i ti •Product Total •PT Tank Source •Product Destination •Date Received •Cream Destination •UPC Number •Cream Total •Sell By Date •Cooler Location •Pallet ID •Quantity •Product Destination •Route ID •Order Number
  12. 12. Summary y • Traceability relates to product quality, safety, security and authenticity authenticity. • Traceability of bulk commodities can be more accurate than generally believed. believed • Traceability = operational efficiencies. • Traceability back through farming operations to land parcels? Would create management information as well as food safety. • Quantitative (amounts) vs probability (odds)
  13. 13. Summary • The best system will become the regulatory and world trade standard. • International standards must prevail; ISO 22000/22005/22006 already • How precise will be good enough? • Gaps: – Ontology, linkages and models – Operating practices integrated with tracking integrated with cost efficiency integrated with Carbon tracking. – Application templates designed around cost analysis and assessment of objectives.
  14. 14. See Proceedings from g Agricultural and Food Traceability Conference June 2009

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