Labelling Solutions for Fish and Seafood Processors
Labelling solutions for fish and seafood processors
Labelling and accreditations management
From catch to the consumer, commercial designation to production method – SI understands the labelling challenges that fish and seafood processors face. In a sector is governed by detailed legislation, fish and seafood processors must provide evidence that everything that has been done in a legitimate way – was the fish line caught or trawled, was it farmed, and what was the catch area?
With SI’s software at the heart of your processing operations, as all information is centrally held and pushed out to digitally drive OCM labelling, it automatically configures to the outer case as the product progresses down the line. It eliminates manual operator errors and ensures detail is always correct. Our software even verifies that all label barcodes are scannable and, through integration with third-party vision systems, extra labelling validation is available with photographic evidence.
When raw material is ready for processing, it will form part of a planned production run and the fish or seafood will be issued to this run. Whenever raw material arrives at the OCM, it will be booked against this production run. To help operatives to always get it right, our software tracks production runs and ensures that the output doesn’t exceed what’s expected from the run.
One of the features of the software we’ve developed for the fish industry is that our OCMs only allows operators to book output if it’s correct. For instance, in the case of yield management, for a piece of salmon which weighs 5kgs, when you are producing filleted salmon you might expect to generate 2kgs of fillet from it. Therefore, factored up, for 500kgs, the result should be 200kgs of salmon fillet. If a result differs from the predicted yield, then it will be flagged up and halted. To find out more click here.
At intake, when suppliers and skippers provide the required accreditations/approval certificates, for traceability our software digitally captures all details using a flat-bed scanner (PDFs will be stored as part of the document management, against the relevant purchase order).