FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
European Produce Organizations Deploy Steton to Advance Product Quality
ST. GEORGE, Utah, February 1, 2008—The producers organization BGB (Best Growers Benelux) and Haluco, a large produce distributor, signed contracts with Steton to support their product quality assurance inspection processes. BGB and Haluco subscribed a year ago to the Dutch initiative FruitSpect. FruitSpect combines Steton’s inspection software with a series of pre-defined product checklists
resulting in a fully developed and automated quality control (QC) program specific to the
Steton’s Dutch implementation partner Mission Matters Inspection Consultants (formerly named 2Have Information Solutions) implemented the specific fruit and vegetables QC checklists and reports. Recognizing the benefits of Steton’s technology available within the FruitSpect offering, BGB and Haluco moved to gain full access to the expanded list of features found in Steton software. Steton’s technology helps businesses raise their
level of compliance to policies, standards, regulations, etc. which translates into safer, higher quality products.
Steton supports a reduction in risk which enables food businesses to more effectively protect people, products, and brands.
The internal product quality inspectors for BGB and Haluco are inspecting fruit and vegetable products with Steton’s software installed on handheld computers. The produce growers and the food retailers are located worldwide. The inspection reports are automatically sent to both the growers and retailers. The inspection reports are sent by email in the language desired. This ability to effectively communicate critical data in multiple languages is one of the biggest advantages of Steton.
“Steton supported us to create a logical structure in data collection and communication of our inspection results”, stated Gerard de Jong, Inspection Coordinator for Haluco and BGB.
How has Steton’s software helped BGB and Haluco improve their performance, reduce costs, and increase analytical capabilities?
• QC inspectors are able to collect inspection data electronically using Pocket PC’s out in the field which eliminates double data entry.
• By using digital inspection checklists and predefined comments, the inspections are better structured and more uniform.
• Steton’s auto-generated reports provide information transparency to all the interested parties: growers, coordinator of inspectors, sales, and procurement.
• Risks are better controlled with improved monitoring of suppliers.
• Trends can be indentified earlier which prevent serious issues from occurring.
• Growers can easily review their product quality online.
Established in 1996, Steton is the leading provider of mobile data collection and reporting software for professionals responsible for public health, consumer safety, quality assurance, and social responsibility. Steton empowers organizations to avoid loss and increase compliance through improved data accuracy, corrective action management, and real-time reporting. Steton’s software is relied upon to collect and analyze over 9 MILLION audit/inspection answer responses each month in over 12 different industries. Steton’s software is utilized in 27 different languages by clients
that include 54,000 professionals spanning 85 countries. For more information, please visit www.steton.com. or www.steton.com/nl (Dutch)
For more information, contact:
Director of Marketing
Mission Matters : +31 070 3228991
m : +31 06 53816484
e : [email protected]