SafetyChain Software yesterday announced that Mangopack, a fresh-cut fruit processor focusing on extended shelf-life products, has selected SafetyChain as its partner to automate Mangopack's food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) programs.

The processor will be using SafetyChain’s food safety chain management system (FSCMS), SafetyChain for Food, to:

  • Automate supplier compliance for its approved vendor programs
  • Electronically capture food safety and quality data at the earliest point possible – including from the plant floor using mobile devices
  • Leverage real-time analysis of food safety and quality data-to-specs – with alerts when non-conformances are detected – to promote timely corrective/preventive actions (CAPAs)
  • Create a centralized database of its FSQA data for trending, continuous improvement and audit readiness
  • Support Mangopack’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) compliance programs as well as its regulatory (FDA) and customer compliance requirements
  • Position Mangopack for compliance with FDA’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA)

“Here at Mangopack, our goal is to always instill customer confidence by being best-in-class when it comes to food safety and quality," explained Lilia Rivera, Mangopack’s manager of compliance and quality control. "We therefore wanted to get away from time-consuming, error-prone manual processes, and spend our time analyzing, versus entering, FSQA data. SafetyChain for Food will help us not only monitor, verify and validate data, but also access a centralized repository of FSQA information – spanning all of our programs, suppliers and more – to help us more easily trend performance to continuously improve processes.”