Food service / food manufacturing
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Manufacture food & food service products with ease.
Implement farmsoft Post Harvest solution for an easy to use manufacturing solution that manages food safety from the moment you place a purchase order, to post sales analysis. Complete management of the entire business includes purchasing raw materials, orders, manufacturing JIT to fill orders, shipping, inventory, sales, profit analysis and more...
Manage production with ease
Rapidly select the orders that will be fulfilled by the manufacturing process, assign a line & inventory manager. farmsoft will send alerts to the line and inventory managers with details of the raw materials (fresh produce, ingredients, packaging materials etc.) allowing them to rapidly commence manufacturing/packing/processing.
Infinite food processing batches
Often by-products from one batch can be re-used in another batch. You can do this an unlimited number of times in farmsoft while maintaining traceability, accountability, and inventory accuracy.
Batch cost & profitability
Monitor the cost of each batch of food manufactured, its profitability, cost & profit by product line/unit, and profitability of shipping goods to each customers distribution center (each distribution center can have different shipping costs).
Rapid and accurate shipping
Your farmsoft Post Harvest solution guides shipping teams to quickly find the correct inventory for each order, ensures each order is filled with 100% accuracy, and automatically maintains 100% traceability. Customers, sales team, shipping companies can be sent shipping notifications and invoices automatically. Your farmsoft even automatically generates and emails invoices and your choice of shipping documents to your choice of customers.
Flexible for all food manufacturing
Use farmsoft to manage simple value adding processes like producing cut vegetables and fruit for food service industries (eg: sliced / diced onion, frozen cut potato fries, salad mixes, coleslaw), or more complicated processes such as IQF pizza, fruit juice blends and more.
Instant audits, mock recall, and recall
Traceability is something you never need to spend time on with farmsoft managing everything automatically. Impress auditors with instant mock recalls both up and down the supply chain.
Reduce waste in the food manufacturing process
Using farmsoft Post Harvest Business management solutions; team members are guided through their processes to ensure precision inventory raw materials are used in the food manufacturing process to deliver high quality food, without over or under production which can result in waste or spoilage.
Use farmsoft in primary food processing
Primary food processing turns agricultural products, such as raw wheat kernels or livestock, into something that can eventually be eaten. This category includes ingredients that are produced by ancient processes such as drying, threshing, winnowing and milling grain, shelling nuts, and butchering animals for meat. It also includes de-boning and cutting meat, freezing and smoking fish and meat, extracting and filtering oils, canning food, preserving food through food irradiation, and candling eggs, as well as homogenizing and pasteurizing milk.
Contamination and spoilage problems in primary food processing can lead to significant public health threats, as the resulting foods are used so widely. However, many forms of processing contribute to improved food safety and longer shelf life before the food spoils. Commercial food processing uses control systems such as hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to reduce the risk of harm.
Use farmsoft in secondary food processing
Secondary food processing is the everyday process of creating food from ingredients that are ready to use. Baking bread, regardless of whether it is made at home, in a small bakery, or in a large factory, is an example of secondary food processing. Fermenting fish and making wine, beer, and other alcoholic products are traditional forms of secondary food processing. Sausages are a common form of secondary processed meat, formed by grinding of meat that has already undergone primary processing. Most of the secondary food processing methods known to human kind are commonly described as cooking methods.
Use farmsoft in tertiary food processing
Tertiary food processing is the commercial production of what is commonly called processed food. These are ready-to-eat or heat-and-serve foods, such as TV dinners and re-heated airline meals.
Food manufacturing: A background
Workers in the food manufacturing industry link farmers and other agricultural producers with consumers. They do this by processing raw fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and dairy products into finished goods ready for the grocer or wholesaler to sell to households, restaurants, or institutional food services.
Food manufacturing workers perform tasks as varied as the many foods we eat. For example, they slaughter, dress, and cut meat or poultry; process milk, cheese, and other dairy products; can and preserve fruits, vegetables, and frozen specialties; manufacture flour, cereal, pet foods, and other grain mill products; make bread, cookies, cakes, and other bakery products; manufacture sugar and candy and other confectionery products; process shortening, margarine, and other fats and oils; and prepare packaged seafood, coffee, potato and corn chips, and peanut butter. Although this list is long, it is not exhaustive. Food manufacturing workers also play a part in delivering numerous other food products to our tables.
Quality control and quality assurance are vital to this industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service branch oversees all aspects of food manufacturing. In addition, other food safety programs have been adopted as issues of chemical and bacterial contamination and new food-borne pathogens remain a public health concern. For example, a food safety program called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point focuses on identifying hazards and preventing them from contaminating food in early stages of meat processing by applying science-based controls to the testing of food products—from their raw materials to the finished products. The program relies on individual processing plants developing and implementing safety measures along with a system to intercept potential contamination points, which is then subject to USDA inspections.
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