Butterball Adopts alert(R) Technology to Elevate Food Safety

Advanced software solution speeds and automates enforcement of time-critical decisions

Mar 01, 2011, 08:30 ET from Delta Technology & Software, LLC

MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Technology & Software announced today that Butterball LLC is the latest food company to adopt the use of alert(R), Delta's on-demand management solution for food safety compliance.

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Butterball's deployment of alert will help the Garner, North Carolina-based poultry giant safeguard consumers while increasing efficiency and business performance. "This is the kind of above-the-bar commitment you'd expect to see from such a well-known segment leader," said Bill Pappas, chief executive officer for Delta Technology & Software. "It's consistent with – and stands to enhance – the brand's reputation for providing safe, high quality products and excellent customer service."

It's common today for food companies to use a series of time-consuming and inconsistent manual food safety practices in approving shipments as they move through the system. These steps increase the possibility of mistakes that could send unsafe products into the marketplace, and also drain resources by slowing the movement of safe products.

In contrast, alert automates and enforces the safety process for every shipment – ensuring consistency and reducing the number of manual touchpoints. Faster supplier and internal cycle times mean safe ingredients can be used right away. Safe products can be shipped, received or stocked more quickly, allowing retailer and customer orders to be filled sooner. The cost of food safety compliance goes down, and the real return on investment can be measured in months.

Most importantly, the enhanced safety enforcement made possible by alert helps protect consumers, prevents product recalls, while protecting a company's hard-won brand integrity.

"Families have put confidence in the Butterball name for more than 70 years because we've always stressed the use of the best available safety tools," says Alice Johnson, DVM, vice president of food safety, government regulations and public affairs for Butterball LLC. "Today, alert is the tool that sets that standard. As the food system becomes more complex, it's more important than ever to use technology that translates information into action. Our customers both demand and deserve this level of protection."

About alert(R)

alert, created by Delta Technology & Software LLC, is a configurable, scalable, multi-tenant, hosted software as a service SaaS solution that uses a service-oriented architecture web service interface to integrate with supplier, internal, lab and customer systems world-wide (ERP, PLM, LIMS). For more information, please visit www.alertfoodsafety.com, our LinkedIn company page or follow us on Twitter @alertfoodsafety.

About Delta Technology & Software, LLC

Delta Technology & Software provides on-demand management solutions that bring automation, cost control and enforcement to food safety compliance. Headquartered in the U.S. in North Carolina, with offices in the United Kingdom, Delta Technology & Software is dedicated to helping provide a safe and healthy food supply at home and around the world. For more information, please visit www.alertfoodsafety.com.

About Butterball LLC

Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the United States. The company's three-pronged approach to Doing Business Right focuses on self-governance, sustainability, and social responsibility. The initiative plays a key role in providing internal oversight for integrating values that are important to the company.

SOURCE Delta Technology & Software, LLC