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PathTracer® Applications for Feed Mills, Feed Lots, Feed Dealers, and Farms Engaging in Feed Manufacturing

Who needs to establish and maintain records???

 

Establish and Maintain Records

Operation Type

YES

NO

Feed Lot that blends / processes feed for only their location

 

X

Feed Mill attached to feed lot

 

X

Feed Mill attached to Egg Layer House under same personhood

 

X

Feed Mill attached to feed lot sending feed to other farms under same personhood

 

X

Feed Mill sending majority of feed to attached feed lot, but sends or sells feed to another feedlot not under the same personhood

X

 

Feed Mill selling to contract layer or broiler houses

X

 

Farm that blends feed for his neighbor

X

 

Feed Mill is stand alone facility, not attached to the "farm" even if under the same personhood

X

 

Farm that blends feed, has a little left over and sells it to another farm

X

 


PathTracer® helps you manage your facility!

  • Inventory
  • Unloads
  • Load Outs
  • Blends
  • Links ingredient lot codes to specific feed batches
  • Tracks trace elements
  • Ties in specific lots of food contact packaging

Specifically designed to provide the FDA only the information that they are seeking, NOTHING MORE.

Affordable and works with ALL existing accounting systems!

Provides the ability to upload and download scale ticket information reducing data entry!


How PathTracer® compares to typical accounting programs

 

 

Activity

 

 

PathTracer®

Typical Accounting Programs

Captures specific lot code of animal food packaging by individual production batches

Yes

No

Provides forward trace trace what specific lot codes were produced from individual lot codes of ingredients

Yes

No

Captures formula / recipe variances that occur on production floor

Yes

No

Purge information – automatically drops information from system when FDA time guidelines for record maintenance expire (1 year some ingredients, 2 years others)

Yes

No

Links elevator to elevator or elevator to mill (intra-company transfers) enabling vertically intergraded  companies to meet FDA 24 hour response limit

Yes

No

Ability to link information to feed mill information to feed dealers

Yes

No

Alerts when a bulk bin or container goes empty

Yes

No

Captures returned feed ingredient information when added back into other production batches

Yes

No

Captures UPC / item code of production batches

Yes

No

Ties specific lot codes of ingredients to production batches to reduce lot size and recall risk

Yes

Yes

PathTracer® is the ONLY SYSTEM that provides the ability to capture the “missing middle part” of the equation – the specificity of linking the inbound ingredients, through processing BY LOT CODE including packaging, to a specific batch of the finished product.

PathTracer® provides you the ability to measure actual product usage, not formula specifications.

PathTracer® WILL LIMIT your liability risk by helping you manage your recall to ONLY WHAT YOU NEED TO RECALL.

Only PathTracer® can tie together your accounting software and your logistical recall software. WE GET THE MIDDLE RIGHT! PathTracer® fills the void of information that typically exists on the production floor!

PathTracer® is a proven, internet-based, proprietary food safety program, that when integrated with your systems, will provide fork to farm ingredient tracing that cannot be matched in speed, accuracy or simplicity.


Reducing the cost of food safety and FDA compliance

  • Limiting recall size by controlling lot size – the larger the lot, the larger the recall
  • AIB recommends 2 mock recalls per year and 4 back and forward traces per year
    • Mock recalls take an estimated 32 total man hours to pull records identifying where all of a typical lot was sent.  Cost = $1,280  (32 hours X $20/ hour X 2 times per year)
    • Mock back traces take an estimated 200 man hours to manually pull scale tickets and records linking inbound receipts to outbound shipments.  Cost = $16,000  (200 hours X $20 / hour X 4 times per year)
  • Who will set the industry standard, and how high will your customers set the bar?
  • Liability insurance may not pay claims if company’s ability to recall and trace do not meet FDA compliance standards.
  • Insurability will be affected by the ability to comply with speed and accuracy to the Federally mandated laws.
  • Cost of keeping FDA out of your facility – PRICELESS!

Making lemonade out of lemons – PathTracer® is your solution!

  • Capture information to meet FDA requirements – why not use it for NO INCREMENTAL COST!
    • Daily activity report by facility – see what is unloaded and loaded out
    • Linking daily internal activities – see all blends, all batches, and co-mingling
    • Daily inventory – see inventory levels by lot code of specific products - finished goods, packaging and ingredients.
    • View inventory variances based on formula variations during production.
  • Provide document proof for liability insurance carrier that you are compliant with the law and in control of your facility
  • Use as a sales tool with customers to demonstrate to them that you can identify only the potential sources that need be, thus keeping them out of harms way with the FDA
  • Limit your lot sizes, thus limiting your risk.
  • Improved overall inventory visibility in your facility
    • Aids in improved purchasing decisions – get the right product to the right location at the right time
    • Traces inventory by bin – quickly identify where “missing loads” should be – speeds the time for reconciliation
    • Speeds audit process from internal accounting aspects – “keeps the bean counters out of the beans”

Speed. Accuracy. Simplicity. PathTracer®.

No accounting program or bin history informational system has the capability to capture the required specificity surrounding the required linking information – capturing the information in the middle – blends, co-mingles, etc.

With PathTracer®, affordable solutions are available. We can provide you with a solution that will quickly and accurately enable your company to both comply with the law AND help meet your liability insurance requirements.

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