ReposiTrak® provides food, pharma and diet supplement retailers
and suppliers with a robust cloud-based solution to help protect their brands and
remain in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act. There are two components:

  • Compliance Management – not only receives, stores and shares documentation,
    but also manages compliance through dashboards and alerts for missing expired, or
    inaccurate documents. Automating saves hours of time, enabling one person to manage
    thousands of documents.
  • Track & Trace – quickly identifies the supply chain path taken
    by a product in the unfortunate event of a product recall with or without the use
    of standard identifiers such as GS-1. It can reduce the risk in the supply chain
    by identifying backward chaining sources and forward chaining recipients of any
    product or ingredient.

The ReposiTrak Difference? An Active Approach

With ReposiTrak, we believe it takes a village to drive implementation and manage
compliance, and therefore we offer an active vs. a passive approach. The Food Safety
Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping change to food safety in over 70 years.
It’s focused on prevention and therefore mandates you take responsibility for the
compliance of your supply chain. Other systems depend on the voluntary self-management
of your suppliers, however, that is a passive approach. Without constant contact
and follow up, your suppliers will fall out of compliance. ReposiTrak combines a
web-based solution with an in-house team assigned to you to speed results and reduce

  • Dedicated Staff – a team of account managers & technical support
    contact your suppliers via phone and email.
  • Expedited Implementation – we reach out to every supplier and follow
    up until ReposiTrak enrollment is complete.
  • Non-Compliance Follow Up – we reach out to suppliers to correct
    non-compliance as soon as possible to reduce your risk.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

FSMA was signed into law in January 2011. It fundamentally changes the way food
is regulated in the U.S. and abroad and affects the entire supply chain from farm-to-fork.
It aims to enhance the culture of food safety and requires a culture change for
most food retailers, while providing consumers with important safeguards to enhance
confidence in our food system.

FSMA focuses more on preventing food safety problems rather than relying primarily
on reacting to problems after they occur. FSMA will have a direct impact on manufacturing
facilities, central kitchens, distribution centers, food imports and even transportation.
The law also provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with new enforcement
authorities and new tools to hold imported foods to the same standards as domestic

Who is responsible for compliance?

FSMA will impact every aspect of a company and will require additional resources
for training, recordkeeping, product information/traceability systems, auditors,
and food safety and legal staff. FSMA also takes corporate criminal liability to
a new level by holding food retail executives, notably the CEO, accountable.

When will these changes happen?

Although final rules are still pending, retailers should begin preparing for FSMA
now. Some authorities have already gone into effect, such as FDA’s new authority
to order companies to recall food, and others require FDA to prepare and issue regulations
and guidance documents. Seven of the key regulations under FSMA have already been
proposed and final rules are expected as early as August 2015.

Seven Major FSMA Regulations Court Ordered Deadlines for Final Regulations Expected Compliance Deadline
  1. Preventive Controls – Human food
August 30, 2015 August 30, 2016
  1. Preventive Controls – Animal food
August 30, 2015 August 30, 2016
  1. Produce Safety
October 31, 2015 October 31, 2016
  1. Foreign Supplier Verification Program
October 31, 2015 October 31, 2016
  1. Accreditation of Third Party Auditors
October 31, 2015 October 31, 2016
  1. Sanitary Transportation
March 31, 2016 March 31, 2017
  1. Food Defense
May 31, 2016 May 31, 2017

Contact Us to get started!