As we approach our new normal, it’s more important than ever for food and cannabis firms to manage their quality and food safety programs and to reassure that their customers and employees are staying safe.
During the first wave of Covid-19 we were in continuous contact with our customers and partners and we continued to see the same issues arising:
- In cannabis and food warehouse facilities many were forced to cut shifts lengths or have staggered shifts in order to maintain physical distancing. However, how is this done when most employees are essential to everyday operation?
- Should facilities continue with their plans on a quality audit? They were already limiting non-essential employees into the facility; do they risk having a visitor?
- The transportation industry was one of the industries that kept moving- without them freight, food and medical supplies would not have gotten into the supply chain. However, this was a real concern for transportation companies as Truck drivers continue to travel and warehouse personnel continued to interact with people. Therefore, increasing their employees’ risk of exposure to Covid-19 significantly. However, the questions remains- what type a training is given and should employees wear specific PPE? Companies wanted to keep their employees safe and do what was right, but we they were dealing with situations they had never been in before.
This presentation will discuss strategies on how to capture quality data and compliance with smaller working teams, how working with a digital system can help manage traceability, recall management and CAPA management from off site
and give organizations the ability to streamline virtual quality and compliance audits