LANSING, Mich. — NEOGEN has made its NEOGEN Analytics
environmental monitoring program (EMP) available to qualified food and beverage manufacturers for a full year, at no cost.
NEOGEN, a provider of environmental monitoring solutions for the food and beverage industry, is aiming to help companies reduce risk by increasing access and visibility to food safety testing results. The NEOGEN Analytics EMP, powered by Corvium, enables remote monitoring of multiple processing plant sites, centralizes environmental testing data, automates reporting for compliance and conformance and improves food safety and quality for food companies and consumers.
Customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as demands for greater transparency in food safety and initiatives such as the FDA’s Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety
, point toward increasing expectations, rules and eventual mandates requiring food and beverage companies to implement data-driven environmental monitoring programs.
“COVID-19 has accelerated the food industry’s movement toward its goal of automating and centralizing data collection for immediate visibility and response,” said John Adent, president and CEO of NEOGEN. “Disruption of the industry over the last 12 months has made it even more imperative to move away from manual safety and quality monitoring and adopt intelligent platforms that offer visibility into all of a company’s facilities, whether around the block or around the globe.”
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NEOGEN said food processors using NEOGEN Analytics EMP can eliminate time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry, reducing risks associated with delays or mishandled lab communications. Through the digital cloud-based platform, food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) teams gain transparency into company-wide food safety testing metrics in order to immediately address any safety or quality issues. The solution automates testing and response workflows, assuring the right corrective actions are assigned and completed. The platform also analyzes diagnostic lab data and generates real-time alerts and management reports.
For Colorado Premium, a large manufacturer of premium protein products, NEOGEN Analytics will lead to better visibility and control over the safety and quality programs, according to John Ruby, vice president of food safety and quality at Colorado Premium.
“By providing new visibility and control of our food safety programs, it allows us to improve resource allocation and empower our food safety professionals to maintain our high food safety standards and continue to reduce risk,” said Ruby. “Having complete control of our sanitation and pathogen testing programs gives us more confidence in the entire process.”
Reports needed for audits and inspections are accessible and accurate in real-time, which could change the way brands work with auditors and regulatory inspectors, providing access to fully transparent processes and documentation at a moment’s notice.