JEROME • Idaho Milk Products, the country’s largest dedicated supplier of milk proteins, has joined the U.S. Dairy’s Traceability Commitment, furthering their pledge of adopting and exceeding the best industry practices.
“With this commitment, we are building upon our already high standards of quality and supply chain control,” said Chad Larsen, Quality Assurance Manager at Idaho Milk Products. “We have built a strong team of quality experts and are proud to be among the first processors in Idaho to adopt this program.”
The Traceability Commitment best practices, established by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, were designed to increase global competitiveness, help satisfy future requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and help protect public health. The commitment is built on three pillars of traceability:
- Modeling physical plants to know where new lots enter and where products transform
- Creating a lot identifying mark that will be recognized and used by customers
- Utilizing enhanced record-keeping that will assist in expedient and effective recall capability
More information about the enhanced traceability standards can be found at www.dairytraceability.com.
Idaho Milk Products joins other top producers, including Glanbia and Darigold, in their implementation of the program. “This is another step in our promise to continuously improve. We are committed to adopting practices that ensure a standard method of product traceability and reinforce our leadership in the industry,” Larsen concluded.