Successful GMP & Food Safety Audit for Almondina(R) Cookies Manufacturer Using JustFoodERP Traceability

Top Quote Maumee, OH-based YZ Enterprises, Inc., makers of the popular Almondina® Cookies, has experienced a successful audit for food safety and GMP because of the traceability functionality within their JustFoodERP software system. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 27, 2013 - ALLENTOWN, PA - JustFoodERP software has been successfully used by YZ Enterprises, Inc. to pass an important food safety/GMP audit, due to the superior traceability functionality within the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system.

    "As part of our recent audit for Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety Systems [GMP and FSA] we finished our traceability requirement in just 30 minutes; it used to take us days," says Tamar Markham, VP of Finance/Treasurer, at YZ Enterprises, Inc. "This successful audit has resulted in a large customer win for us, which will help grow our business."

    Other functionality within the JustFoodERP software system being utilized at the cookie bakery includes sales, purchasing, inventory management, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, quality, and financials. YZ Enterprises, Inc. made the switch to JustFoodERP from their legacy Microsoft Dynamics GP system because they wanted a food industry-focused ERP system that meets more of their requirements than accounting.

    YZ Enterprises, Inc. employs 30 people at the 16,000 sq. ft. bakery and warehouse in Maumee, OH making more than 180,000 all-natural, non-dairy, Kosher and Parve Almondina Brand Cookies per shift. The product is carried by major retailers in 50 states, and they've hadmuch success with in-store sampling and trial programs at several locations, including co-op trial programs with other products, such as wines and cheeses, resulting in clear lifts in demand, up to 12% per day.

    "We love hearing when our customers make a sale as a result of the efficiencies and accuracy they can deliver with their JustFoodERP system, such as is the case with the makers of Almondina Brand Cookies," says Marc DiGiorgio, VP, JustFoodERP. "We understand the vital importance of food safety and quality audits and GMP to food companies, which require technology that is reliable. We're proud that the traceability functionality in JustFoodERP is superior to other products on the market."

    About YZ Enterprises, Inc.
    Almondina® is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina's most secret cookie, which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this exquisite, crunchy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds, the natural sweetness of plump raisins and the warmth of vanilla. Long after his grandmother's death, Zaliouk became aware that the remarkable characteristics of this addictively delicious but extremely nutritious cookie fell squarely in line with the growing demands of health-conscious consumers at the end of the century. Within seven years, having started baking in his kitchen, the biscuits (renamed Almondina® after Dina, his grandmother), were available in all fifty states, sought after in seven foreign countries, and had brought him recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information, visit and on Twitter ( @ ) almondina dot

    About JustFoodERP
    JustFoodERP delivers software and services for the food industry. Our trusted food experts help your company lower costs, improve food safety, and manage compliance to keep customers successful. We do this by matching up the best software technology with the best business processes. JustFoodERP software is powered by the fastest growing ERP platform in the world, Microsoft Dynamics, and features food industry-specific functionality for food processors and food distrbutors. JustFoodERP is an IndustryBuilt Software company, with offices in Allentown, PA and Mississauga, ON. Visit or on Twitter ( @ ) justfooderp dot

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