The American food ecosystem is far more complicated than many realize. Food growers must work through a series of intermediaries to get food to consumers. Compounded by the globalization of food networks, the brand burden now extends across national borders.
This has led to a significant rise in food recalls and endangers every American family. As our food networks become more complex, it is increasingly important for brands and retailers to become better stewards of safety. Recent innovations can expedite this process.
Food network supply chains often consist of unconnected or inconsistently connected data practices. Additionally, the consumer information is rarely associated with a purchase.
There has been recent innovations within food safety networks to help secure supply chain data. These innovations are typically focused on the brand to retailer relationship. This leave a massive gap. How do we connect consumer data into the supply chain solutions?
A7 Core Retail and Consumer Solution
A7 Core offers easy to apply software adapters so retails can quickly convert consumer transaction data into a standard data format and connect that information to upstream network. Finally, an end-to-end food safety network is created.