U.S – CMX, a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS), has partnered with Mojix, a global leader in item-level intelligence solutions, to launch the first open data access, item-level food traceability platform.
As part of the agreement, CMX will integrate the Mojix ytem platform, an innovation that emerged top in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recent traceability challenge, with the CMX1 platform, used by leading brands worldwide.
The integration gives CMX customers access to lightning-fast item-level traceability and visibility into inventory and item lifecycle across supply chain partners and retail locations. This, further speeds and automates the resolution of product incidents, withdrawals and recalls managed on the CMX1 platform.
Mojix’s SaaS-based solution enables the tracing of Key Data Elements (KDEs) and Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) along the supply chain, allowing item-level and lot code traceability when outbreaks of food-borne illness or recalls arise. According to Restaurant Dive, this level of traceability meets the proposed rule 204 of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and facilitates fail-proof quality control via the systematic review of origin, destination and freshness at each stage of the supply chain.
“We’re excited to be making our proposal to the FDA a reality with this partnership. Together with CMX, we’ll usher in a new era of operational efficiency, speed and accuracy when it comes to inventory, incident and recall management,” said Dan Doles, CEO for Mojix.
He added that the partnership and integration with CMX, the leading expert in digitizing and automating supplier management, food quality and safety processes, is a gamechanger for food service, hospitality and retail businesses and is, ultimately, focused on benefitting the end consumer.
According to Mitch Porche, CMX CEO, Ytem’s specific capabilities for quick-serve restaurant (QSR) and grocery store applications align well with CMX and its customer base.
“We’re extremely pleased to join the Mojix program as the first partner, and to bring their FDA award-winning solution and its enhanced capabilities to our customers. Their architecture, technical approach, and focus on open access to item-level inventory management and traceability allows for more flexibility and easier adoption than other competitors with closed ecosystems,” said Porche.
He informed that as a seamlessly integrated extension of the CMX1 platform, the joint solution offers an exceptional approach to managing product quality and food safety, providing brands the opportunity to improve responsiveness, ensure customer safety, and mitigate risk when resolving product-related incidents and executing product recalls.
CMX customers using the integrated solution will also benefit from less food waste and less impact on food costs when executing a recall. Item-level tracking and end-to-end traceability give them precision information on lot code, date and time stamps for production runs and more, eliminating the need to dispose of or destroy more product than necessary.