Lansing-based Neogen Corp., which develops products dedicated to food and animal safety, has made its Neogen Analytics environmental monitoring program available to qualified food and beverage manufacturers for a year at no cost.
The program is designed to reduce risk by increasing access and visibility to food safety testing results. It enables remote monitoring of processing plant sites, centralizes environmental testing data, automates reporting for compliance and conformance, and improves food safety and quality for food companies and customers.
Customer needs during COVID-19, demands for greater transparency in food safety, and initiatives such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety, point toward increasing expectations and rules requiring companies to implement programs.
“COVID-19 has accelerated the food industry’s movement toward its goal of automating and centralizing data collection for immediate visibility and response,” says John Adent, president and CEO of Neogen.
“Disruption of the industry over the last 12 months has made it even more imperative to move away from manual safety and quality monitoring and adopt intelligent platforms that offer visibility into all of a company’s facilities, whether around the block or around the globe.”
The program eliminates manual data entry, reducing risks associated with delays or errors. The solution also automates testing and response workflows, analyzes diagnostic lab data, and generates real-time alerts and management reports. Processes and documentation data are available immediately for auditors and inspectors.
Neogen says overall benefits of the program include reduced food risk, improved efficiency, and better consistency of food quality. Neogen will waive the program’s workflow automation module licensing fee for a period of one year. During this time, it will provide full-service support of the platform. There is no commitment required.