Several reforms in recent years have had a direct impact on consumer packaged goods manufacturers. The latest in the growing list of protections mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a significant reform to the Nutrition Facts Label found on consumer packaged goods. In May of 2016, the FDA declared that the updated label would demonstrate new scientific data. The decree is designed to help consumers make better purchasing choices by addressing the link between diet and chronic ailments such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Companies who are bound by the new regulations (>$10,000,000 in annual revenue) must be compliant by June 26th, 2018. Those smaller than that will have an additional year to comply with the label reform measures.
Valley Fine Foods’ Process and Systems Manager, Shawn Holguin, recently presented “One Year Later: The How for the Whole” at the annual Aras ACE PLM user’s conference. Shawn highlighted the ways Valley Fine Foods has used PSC’s Formula and Recipe Management to significantly improve communication, data management, reporting and ability to react. The solution has been successful enough that his team is looking to build on it in 2017 to further expand their corporate data set and related product, project management and QA information to share it intelligently across the organization.
Jeremy Vance, VP of IT, and his team wanted to shift everyone’s vantage of projects and data from the personal view to an enterprise one and intelligently integrate it with the daily routines, data and processes of each department in the organization. PSC helped the Pabst team unlock hoarded knowledge and enable process management to achieve their ambitious goals just as they had envisioned. “It’s a competitive edge that is already making a huge difference in our business,” Vance said.