Collection of data is vital to any operation.
How is you data collected? Pencil and paper? computer? PDA? Ipad? Iphone?
Where do you collect your data? Does your collection begin in the field? at the pack house? when the processor receives it?
Why is the collection of data important? Limit Liability and Minimizing Risk.
If you don’t collect data how do you know what is at risk? What product needs to be recalled? How far back does the recall need to go? If your involved in a recall what needs recalled? Without data collection how do determine these answers?
Does your system have the ability to find where ALL your product is in seconds? If NOT, how long does FDA allow for you to find your product? Will you be able to find all your product?
How long will it take you to locate where the product originated? Did you grow it? Did you buy it from another farmer? Did you import the product?
Where is the product currently located? Is it in inventory? Was it shipped? Was it picked up?
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