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Traceability a focus for Markem-Imaje

Supplier: Markem-Imaje Business Group
03 February, 2009

Any incidence of corruption in the product can be disastrous for not only consumers but the regions’ food industry, especially if a rapid recall is not possible. Recent worldwide outbreaks in food contamination have highlighted the critical need for food manufacturers to have reliable traceability and quality control systems in the food supply chain.

Traceability has become a primary concern for food manufacturers. Fortunately there is an array of reliable and cost-effective product identification solutions available from Markem-Imaje Australia.

Markem-Imaje solutions are designed to print crisp, clean codes on a wide variety of products – from snack foods to dairy, fresh food to frozen, and single-serve to food service packs. Our experience and expertise contribute to delivering a safe, traceable food product from manufacturer to consumer, shift after shift, year after year. Our solutions comply with with strict HACCP and ANZFA food preparation and packaging standards enforcing product traceability for consumer protection.

A large portion of the main food manufacturers in Australia have implemented Markem-Imaje technology. Recently a global confectionary company installed a production line with Markem-Imaje 3rd generation lasers. This was done to provide a consumable-free, cost-effective solution with an indelible mark.

Capilano Honey, an Australian owned company founded in 1953, is the largest honey manufacturer in Australia and the fourth largest supplier in the world. Capilano currently exports retail honey to 32 countries including Canada, the Middle East, United Kingdom and Europe with both the Capilano brand and various private label honeys. On a single shift, Capilano Honey can package up to 50,000 units per day on the high speed line and up to 36,000 units per day on the specialty line.

When deciding on the traceability solution, Mr Nick Justo, Technical Manager at Capilano stated “Capilano chose Markem-Imaje non-contact inkjet printers because they are clean, involve very little maintenance and are easily transferable between our production lines. With this fully automated and tracked system, we are able to use the production code on a single pack to track the honey right back to the batch produced by an individual beekeeper.”
 
Markem-Imaje has already expanded their product range to include popular Markem products such as the Smatdate5, the preferred thermal transfer coder in the FMCG industry. With 4 new products set to be launched this year, Markem-Imaje have proven to able to provide a broad range of innovative, environmentally-conscious product identification hardware, software and consumable solutions, all from one supplier.

For more information on how Markem-Imaje can improve your product traceability, please call 1300 730 428.