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V5 Traceability at ‘Grab the Gold’!

Grab the Gold was created in 1990 by Danielle Ontiveros when she was just 16 years old because she couldn’t find a snack bar that tasted great and kept her full.  Originally developed in her mother’s kitchen, this wholesome recipe grew from humble beginnings to a nationally supplied favorite.

To help the business maintain a high degree of quality control and product consistency, Grab the Gold contacted SG Systems to implement the V5 Formula System at their Nashville, TN manufacturing plant.

Formula Security & Recall Protection

The initial requirements for the project given to SG Systems centered around Grab the Golds closely guarded formulations.  Paperless traceability for product recall protection was also listed as a key requirement.

The System, which consists of V5 Professional Edition Software allows the ingredient and packaging inventory to be managed, labeled, and put away into the storage area, while observing strict allergen controls and lot FEFO management.  V5 Software runs on a regular windows PC with a label printer connected to identify all inventory.

In Production, 2 V5 Formula System Terminals connect to ensure the correct ingredients are added at the exact quantities, leaving no room for operator error such as missing ingredients out or adding an out of specification quantity. 

CEO, Danielle Ontiveros Comments “Can’t live (and work) without the V5 Traceability System. Internally we refer to it as the “batch terminal” but it is so much more. Eliminated our paperwork (recording) lot codes, provides awesome tracking in case of recalls, and gives us consistency in every batch. When we get audited and/or inspected, traceability and recalls are the easiest parts for us”

In the management office, the V5 Traceability System is keeping electronic records of all production and inventory data – delivering traceability and minimizing unaccountable errors which are very common but normal in the food industry.  Grab the Gold now has a paperless traceability system that can be relied on for audits to meet their strict internal quality system.

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