Manage Food Sold Online Product Specifications
Selling Online is the way of the future, with more and more businesses starting to utilise the power of internet based selling to reach a wider audience and a bigger target market. But this brings with it increased requirements for product specifications for all food now sold online.
The 2011 introduction of the Food Information Regulations seems a long time ago, and many additional pressures have now been placed on retailers selling food online and via mail order channels to provide up to date pack copy information and product specifications for food to all consumers at the point of sale.
The Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Food Standards Agency have recently updated their Guidance Document for Producing and Distributing Food as part of their Policy for “Food labelling and giving food information to consumers.”
This guidance document sets out the information you must provide with food products to comply with the European Food Information to Consumers Regulation No 1169/2011 (FIC) and the Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR).
These rules will certainly apply to any food sold online, and even if you give food to consumers for free. Here is a quote taken from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/food-labelling-giving-food-information-to-consumers that explains:
“If you sell food products online or by phone or mail order, you must make the required information available for free to the customer before they buy (except the durability and freezing dates) and when it is delivered to them.”
For online food sellers
This brings with it problems of possible duplication, and huge resource issues for regular and ongoing data entry, which can seriously impact the ability of any business
to comply with these requirements efficiently and effectively.
An easy Software Package can do all this for you
Luckily, QADEX have a solution for retailers and wholesalers of all sizes who are selling their products online which can be used by any size of company, to revolutionise the collection of accurate food specifications for all food sold online.
Secure and easy to use
The two biggest concerns are security and ease of use, and the QADEX software is a secure platform for your suppliers to input their own specifications online, from wherever they are in the world. They will have totally Free usage of the QADEX specification migrator for all your suppliers to provide specifications in their own formats for upload to QADEX.
Unlimited system support
We provide unlimited support to all your suppliers, taking this onerous and time consuming task over, as part of the support package. QADEX will provide full technical support to any supplier who needs assistance when completing specifications.
Suppliers who are slow completing specifications will receive automatic reminders via email, along with Telephone based follow up calls to suppliers who are slow completing specifications. You will receive ongoing liaison with your dedicated QADEX Technical Manager regarding any issues that arise throughout the specification completion process.
Allergen Declaration & Compliance
The product specifications for food has inbuilt Auto identification of allergen declaration errors on supplier specifications, resulting in less product recalls due to mislabelled allergens. Easy and automatic updates of your website information means that you are always compliant with the law and your customers get great information resulting in repeat online sales for your business.
Why not have a free demonstration to see how this easy to use software can transform your online selling, leaving you to source more products, in the knowledge that the food specifications for your online food sales will be done for you…