EGG INDUSTRY LEADERS TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY
Protecting the Public from SALMONELLA Outbreaks
Leaders in the Egg Industry are adopting a new tool to aid in the fight against foodborne salmonella outbreaks in egg products. Known as the CAT² Egg Tracking & Traceability System, the software will further aid in the effort to isolate and recall affected egg products before they reach supermarket shelves and the carts of shoppers.
While the egg industry, the USDA, and the FDA have greatly reduced salmonella outbreaks over the last two decades, the software is an even more effective tool to ensure public safety in case a rare outbreak does occur.
“Protecting the public and providing confidence to the consumer is one of the top priorities for CAT² software solutions,” said Mike Sardinha of CAT². “The advanced CAT² Egg Tracking & Traceability System will ensure the industry is shipping the safest eggs & egg products available in the world.”
Until scientist can eradicate Salmonella, the next best way to protect people is to minimize the risk of contaminated food reaching the dinner table. Once an outbreak is discovered, knowing exactly where the contaminated food is located and removing it from the public food supply can immediately save lives.
Even though this affordable technology has been available for years, many companies have failed to adopt it because it is not a legal requirement. Until the USDA, FDA, and food safety advocates can make improved egg product tracking a requirement, only consumers can encourage this practice by knowing which brands are investing in advanced tracking software and rewarding those brands by buying their products. For more information, please visit www.catsquared.com/egg.
CAT² is a leading provider of manufacturing software to the Food Industry with clients on six continents including 60% of the top 50 meat & poultry/egg companies in North America. CAT² cuts costs and improves efficiency by filling the gap between a company's ERP system and the plant floor with real-time data collection, yield calculations, real-time reporting, and farm-to-fork traceability. If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Mark Wilson at (501) 328-9178 ext. 318 or e-mail Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: CAT Squared
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