The seafood industry is a vital sector that provides food and livelihoods to millions of people globally, and TraceTales™ data provides the necessary information for its operations. Fisheries are a fundamental part of this industry, and their sustainable management is paramount for the well-being of the ocean and the communities that rely on them. To achieve this goal, it is essential to collect and analyze fisheries data and information, which aids in the monitoring and regulation of fishing activities and the guarantee of their sustainability.
Seafood processing companies also have a significant role to play in the seafood industry. Processing facilities receive, clean, and transform raw fish into products that are sold to consumers. Effective management of seafood processing is essential for ensuring that high-quality products reach the market and that the supply chain is sustainable and transparent.
TraceTales™ is a reliable software solution designed for seafood processing companies, which facilitates the electronic gathering, analysis, and documentation of data at each step of the processing process. Its primary purpose is to track and traceable seafood from its source to the customer’s plate. The software comprises five distinct modules that capture relevant information during fish processing, namely Receiving, Cutting, Retouching, Packing, and Stuffing.
With TraceTales™, users can access detailed information on each step of the production process, which helps to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and overall control of the production process. The software provides summary reports that offer a wealth of information about the processing stages, such as the amount of seafood received, the cutting and retouching processes, the packing and stuffing stages, and more.
TraceTales™ Data Receiving
Which captures data as soon as the fish arrives at the facility from the supplier. This module records various information, including the supplier’s details, the size of the ship, the fishing points, the type of fishing gear used, and the supplier’s certification status. It plays a crucial role in determining the grade of Tuna and the quantity of fish provided by the supplier. This information is vital in terms of tracking the origin, evaluating the impact on fish populations and their habitat, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards to maintain the quality of seafood products. In addition, the receiving module records the size of the ship and the supplier’s certification status, which are both essential for determining the sustainability of the fishery and verifying that responsible fishing practices are being utilized. The grade of Tuna and the quantity of fish obtained from the supplier also enable processors to manage inventory and plan production effectively.
The processing module covers the cutting, retouching, and band sawing stages of the processing process. It tracks the amount of fish that has gone through the cutting stage and how much fish is produced based on the product. The retouching module ensures that the fish’s quality is maintained throughout the processing. TraceTales™ provides detailed information on each stage of the process, which helps companies identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies, allowing them to improve the processing process and enhance product quality.
The inventory module provides information on the amount of fish that is already a product, unprocessed fish and cleaned fish meat. It is an essential module for keeping track of inventory levels and ensuring that enough fish is available for production. TraceTales™ allows companies to manage their inventory levels effectively and prevent overproduction or underproduction.
TraceTales™ Data Mass Balance
The mass balance module plays a critical role in ensuring the precise measurement of fish weight at every stage of the processing cycle. It detects any discrepancies and ensures that the final weight of the product corresponds with the initial weight. The use of TraceTales™ technology is helpful for companies to maintain accurate records, which is crucial to comply with regulatory standards. The precise measurement of fish weight is vital information that assists in managing inventory and production planning.
The product movement module includes packing and stuffing and tracks the movement of goods from the processing plant to the end consumer. It provides information such as the type of product, production-expired product, fishing vessels, and fish species. TraceTales™ Data helps companies ensure that their products are delivered to customers in a timely and efficient manner, which is essential for customer satisfaction.
Laboratory Test specifically for histamine, ensures that the seafood products are safe for consumption. Histamine is a naturally occurring chemical that can form in improperly stored fish and cause a type of food poisoning called scombroid poisoning. The laboratory test module analyses the histamine levels in seafood products, ensuring they are within the safe limits for human consumption.