Traceability and Quality Assurance Through Responsible Efforts

Traceability Through Control System

Traceability or product tracing is defined by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) as “the ability to follow the movement of a food through specified stage(s) of production, processing and distribution”.

Food control systems should be traceable because to control food hazards, provide reliable product information, and guarantee product authenticity.  This form of control system plays a crucial role in ensuring food and public health safety. As food safety challenges intensify worldwide, global traceability is as important. Today’s traceability system must be interoperable and scalable, providing all stakeholders in the food supply chain with an easy way to collaborate and share information. Retailers, suppliers, distributors, and consumers – are all demanding fast, accurate, and complete information across traceability systems.

How It Works

IMC rigorously audited and certified our fully integrated organic coconut sugar supply chain according to the BRCGS Global Food Safety Standard. This standard, the first to be GFSI benchmarked, also introduced food safety culture requirements, defined food fraud, and reduced audit burden through additional modules.

Through our BRCGS-certified and audited traceability processes, we can offer quality assurance at all times by distinguishing good suppliers from bad ones at the earliest possible stages. Being an integrated producer of the entire supply chain, the advantages are exponential as we can detect and prevent problems immediately throughout each phase of production and help us recall procedures when necessary.

Responsibility Through CSR

Despite having Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the goal of social sustainability is hard to achieve. The main reason is the failure to incorporate the concepts of CSR into internal control objectives. This is why we utilize a hybrid method by integrating our Internal Control System (ICS) teams into both our CSR programs and traceability systems.

Through the ICS teams’ supervision, we can provide our farmers with more appropriate training to upgrade themselves with better tools, better equipment, and the community support they need. The ICS teams also track field management performances and this method of monitoring has shown an increase in the productivity of our farmers.

In addition, it prevents any form of data falsification because of good-performing suppliers in our supply chain.

It is our firm belief that we can achieve the best quality product at the most competitive pricing whilst passing along the monetary and social benefits to the heart of our company – the hardworking farmers at IMC, through a responsible, sustainable, and stringent food safety culture.

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