Organic food sales have been rising steadily over the last five years based on strong demand from consumers who want healthier alternatives to existing products. According to the Organic Trade Association, consumer sales of organic foods reached nearly $14 billion in 2005, representing 2.5% of total U.S. food sales.
Food processors must meet stringent requirements to achieve and maintain organic certification. To meet the audit-trail requirements necessary to achieve organic certification and to improve bottom-line performance, food processors should consider an automated approach to traceability and attribute management that is both cost-effective and a good fit for their current business operations.
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