Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2014 -- TraceGains’ hosted a well-attended and timely webinar on February 26, 2014 regarding the proposed food labeling changes that will affect packaging design, ingredient choices, sourcing decisions, as well as confuse consumers. The following day, the labelling changes were announced from the White House.
The proposed overhaul comes as science has shifted. While fat was the focus two decades ago when the labels first were created, nutritionists are now more concerned with how many calories we eat. And serving sizes have long been misleading, with many single-serving packages listing multiple servings, so the calorie count is lower.
The webinar was co-presented by Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson, MS, RD, founder and principal of Food Directions LLC, a boutique government relations firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. The labelling may take another year before implemented, but food audits are happening now.
TraceGains has made several audit checklists including information about rights regarding to requests for records. To access pre-audit, inspection day audit, and the post-audit checklist, go to:
Pre-Audit Checklist: http://hub.am/1eADTEa
Inspection Day Checklist: http://hub.am/1eAE4iP
Post-Audit Checklist: http://hub.am/1hWAAPC
About TraceGains, Inc.
TraceGains (http://www.tracegains.com) provides food and beverage manufacturers and distributors with a web-based, full-service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates and streamlines processes to convert static documents into actionable data. With a network of more than 5,000 supplier members and more than 250 deployment sites, TraceGains offers an ever-expanding database of suppliers, purchased items, and documents that companies can leverage to improve product quality, accelerate product development, and meet regulatory and audit pressures. TraceGains not only digitizes all incoming documents, making them easily searchable, but also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance. TraceGains’ automated solution assures companies that documentation is up to date, organized, and searchable, making companies 365 Audit Ready. TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. Recently, TraceGains was listed as one of Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Follow TraceGains on Twitter at @tracegains.