Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Tier-One Grocery Chain Selects and Implements ADC’s Meat Grind Traceability Manager to Over 1,000 Stores

ADC announces that a tier-one grocery chain has selected ADC’s Meat Grind Traceability Manager and implemented the software to over 1,000 stores.

The P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager provides an electronic traceability record for all meat that is ground in stores, with sanitation records for the meat grinder equipment. 

“To automate the traceability of our meat grind process, we installed ADC’s P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager to replace our existing paper-based meat grind logs,” said the Director of Food Safety at the retailer.  “Our primary focus was transparent record retention and retrieval; however, we have also greatly reduced labor for our store associates with ADC’s software.”

With the P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager, store associates use a wireless handheld scanner to scan the barcodes of supplied meat as it is included in each batch of grind. Traceability of grind content data is retained in a centralized repository at the retailers HQ and is available for inquiry and reporting via PDF or exported to Excel for distribution or further review.

In order to ensure all of our stores were using the new meat grind process as quickly as possible, we set a very aggressive implementation schedule of 150 stores per week,” the Director of Food Safety continued.  “Our team then went back in to see how stores were adopting the software and to make sure the new processes were being followed.”

The data collection and reporting solutions meet all current United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines and best practices for traceability in meat grinding and grind equipment sanitation.  

“We are pleased to see how quickly and smoothly this retailer has implemented our P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager software,” said Steve Loveridge, ADC’s CEO.  “Meat grind traceability continues to be a current topic in food safety and we continue to work with regulatory bodies and retail food safety groups to ensure our software continues to help retailers meet and exceed these regulations, in the USA and abroad.”

To learn more, click here.

Friday, January 23, 2015

ADC Announces Dates for 14th Annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) Conference

ADC is excited to announce the announce dates for our 14th annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) Conference – September 21-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

ReFresh is an annual conference held by ADC that brings together grocery, convenience and food service retailers, industry partners and subject matter experts to discuss and share information on the latest technologies for managing fresh foods.

ReFresh attendees represent a range of roles within food retail, including Information Technology, Fresh Department Managers, Store Operations, Food Safety Managers and FIM Coordinators.  ReFresh is an excellent opportunity for current and prospective FIM users to discuss and share ideas on technology solutions for fresh food categories.

The ReFresh agenda is developed based on input from ADC’s Retail Advisory Board, current food safety regulations affecting fresh food categories, the latest developments in FIM technologies and feedback from previous conferences. The agenda is a combination of presentations by subject matter experts, retailer presentations, round-table discussions lead by retailers, FIM software presentations and networking opportunities. 

To learn more about ReFresh 2015, please click here.  To read a recap of ReFresh 2014, please click here

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"ADC’s P-Cubed In-Store Fresh Production Planner helps Retailers Optimize Fresh Foods and Manage Waste"

In the third installment of Retail Time's definitive Guide to Profitable Fresh Foods Retailing, we explore how retailers can best manage fresh foods production, maintain availability, manage markdowns and shrink and cut food waste. 

Read the full article here.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Finalizes Menu Labeling Requirements

On November 25, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized requirements for the Menu Labeling Rule, which requires restaurants, supermarkets, convenience store and other establishments to post calorie information for foods on display, self-service items and items that appear on menus or menu boards.  Compliance is required by December 1, 2015.  To read full details of the final rule, click here.

Applied Data Corporation (ADC), a leading supplier of software solutions for the fresh food industries, offers solutions within their InterStore Fresh Item Management (FIM) software suite to help covered retailers comply with the Menu Labeling Rule.  

ADC’s NutriGen Recipe Manager analyzes product recipes to generate accurate nutritional labeling information.  NutriGen centrally manages recipes, combining vendor supplied sub-assemblies, such as a cake base, with a retailer’s raw materials, such as icing.  When used with ADC’s InterScale Scales Manager, the nutritional labeling information is sent to barcode labeling scales, printers and other media, i.e. in-store digital displays and websites.

Within InterStore retailers can also deliver demand-based production plans to their stores or central production facilities, containing the required recipes, via the P-Cubed Production Manager. 

InterScale, NutriGen and P-Cubed are all available within the InterStore suite, meaning retailers only need one system to meet the requirements of the Menu Labeling Rule.

To learn more about the proposed regulation or ADC’s software solution, please contact our office at +1.813.849.1818 or visit www.AppliedDataCorp.com.