Beyond Data Silos with Neogen Analytics

July 05, 2023

Is your food safety testing and sanitation data in "data jail"? Neogen Analytics provides one unified platform for all of your food safety testing and sanitation program data.


Video Transcript

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TITLE CARD: Beyond the Data Silos with Neogen Analytics

TITLE CARD: Amy Wilder, Expert Services Manager, Neogen®

[A split screen shows the Neogen Analytics dashboard with Amy Wilder and Dan Dwyer in small windows. The Neogen Analytics dashboard shows a navigation as a left-hand column. The page viewed is titled "Status for: 1 - RTE Meat Facility". A header reads "Environmental Testing". Three rectangles align horizontally. The rectangles are labelled "Sample analysis", "Non-conforming Results", and "Corrective actions". Each label has a large number in front of it.]

Dan Dwyer: We have a number of people that are curious. Within Neogen Analytics, what really happens? What do you see when there's a presumed positive result?

Amy Wilder: Yeah, Dan, so that's a really great question.

[A mouse cursor highlights the rectangle labelled "Non-conforming Results" and then highlights the rectangle labelled "Corrective actions".]

As soon as I log in I'm brought to my dashboard and immediately, in this center bucket here, I notice I have some new results and then over to the right under corrective actions I see any open corrective actions that have been triggered. And so, if I, let's say, did some routine testing a couple days ago. I was sampling for Listeria and we did have a presumed positive comeback.

[The cursor moves over the rectangle labelled "Corrective Actions" and highlights a link labelled "Corrective Action ID".]

Log in I notice this corrective action open on my dashboard you know maybe yesterday I logged in and there was only six and now I see seven. I have the ability to click into this corrective action ID.

[The cursor moves to the left column navigation and clicks "Environmental Testing" and moves down to the menu item "Corrective Actions". On clicking "Corrective Actions" the page on screen is a list of results table. The table is titled "List of Open Corrective Actions".]

I can also utilize my toolbar on the left under environmental, and go to my corrective action section to look at that out of spec, that presumptive Listeria, in more detail and act on that corrective action.

[The cursor selects the first entry in the table. The link goes to a new page titled "Corrective Actions Details". The page has a table of results. A list titled "Activity List" has "Clean & Sanitize" and "Initiate Root Cause Analysis" under the "Activity" column. The other columns have listed "Pathogen Zone 2-4" under the "Protocol", "Amy Wilder" under "Assigned To", and "Pending" under "Status" for both activities. ]

Once you've set them up and an out of spec is generated in the software, the software knows exactly what corrective action protocol to generate. And because of that it knows what activities to list in this next section below activity list and the order that they should be completed to replicate what your protocol entails.

[The display returns to a split screen showing the Neogen Analytics dashboard with Amy Wilder and Dan Dwyer in small windows.]

Dan: Amy, given your experience in the food safety industry, how would you utilize Neogen Analytics in an audit situation?

Amy Wilder: Yeah, that's a good question.

[The cursor moves to the left column navigation and clicks "Insights". On clicking "Insights" the page on screen is a line graph with a year's worth of data points. Navigation tabs for "Environmental" and "FSQA" are selected by default. The graph is titled "Weekly Environmental Nonconformance". The y-axis is labelled "% Nonconformance" and the x-axis is labelled "Sample Week".]

I would spend my time likely starting from Insights and this is where all of the real-time reports are housed.

[The cursor highlights a navigation area with options for "Environmental", "Sanitation", and "Product Testing". The cursor highlights a sub-navigation area that appears when on the "Environmental" tab with options for "FSQA", "Drill Anywhere", "Pathogens", "Indicators", and "Audit".]

Once I select Insights, I'm under this Environmental tab here, this dashboard, and we have a variety of different dashboards below that pertain to EMP, environmental, that I could utilize. As you can see there's one specific for auditing and this is likely depending upon the question or questions from the auditor where I would likely start.

[The cursor selects "Audit" in the sub-navigation. The graph area now displays a table of results. The table is titled "All Environmental Results" and has headers "Collection Date", "Result Date", "Site", "Floor Plan", "Location", "Zone", "Test Point Name", Test Point Description", "Result", and "Confirmed Result". A line item of the table has the "Result" of "Presumed Positive" and that table cell is highlighted orange. The cursor selects some filter options on a left-hand column and clicks "Apply".]

And by use of the filters then you're able to very quickly narrow down more specifically what they're asking for. So I hit Apply and the software will then generate results based upon what the auditor is asking to see.

[The screen displays the tables under the "Corrective Action Details" page. The cursor highlights a table titled "Audit Log".]

And then we happen to have an audit trail capturing all of the activities in real time with a date and time stamp for every action that was completed to close out this corrective action. The very bottom note lets me know what protocol was used and then I can see every detail that the audit trail has also captured. And so this is what I would share with them to show them what we did to complete it and the details around that.


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