Wholesalers and suppliers recently joined together for Erudus’ inaugural steering committee meeting, with the online provider of food product data aiming to tackle the long-term management of food allergen and nutritional information.
Handling allergen and nutritional data is one of the top issues within the foodservice industry, and it is hoped that close collaboration amongst wholesalers, caterers and suppliers can ease the burden.
The steering committees are the latest move by Erudus to work closely with foodservice brands, with the company also launching a dedicated Slack channel, a cloud-based collaboration tool allowing free-flowing two-way communication.
Jon Shayler, chief operating officer at Erudus, said: “The events went very well. We have collated all feedback and have begun reviewing internally, and the majority will end up on our development plan. A key message to our users was that this isn’t lip service and we do listen. We are able to back this up by illustrating that approximately 90 per cent of the changes implemented are actually generated by the people using Erudus.”
“It’s vital that we develop the system based on what’s important to the users, and this covers functionality as well as its features. Our sole aim is to provide the industry with the best solution to dealing with allergen and nutritional product specifications,” he added.
The next steering committee meetings are scheduled for 17th and 18th March 2020, and anyone interested in attending should contact Erudus. The venues will be based in the Midlands.