Member case study: Karro
One of the UK’s leading pork processors with manufacturing plants across the country, Karro aims to be the partner of choice for customers and supplying farms alike.
Since joining Authenticate in 2018, Karro have used the platform to manage their extensive farm and raw material supply base and satisfy the requirements of customers across the retail, foodservice and manufacturing sectors.
Pride in Pork
Supplier and Farm Approval
Karro benefit from instant access to detailed profiles of all supplying farms in the UK and Ireland, complete with geo-mapped site locations and live certification data delivered via direct links to public schemes such as Red Tractor, RSPCA and BRC.
Audits and Assessments
Questionnaires and risk assessments play an important role in Karro’s rigorous supplier selection and management processes. The platform is used to house records of formal audits carried out on supplying farms, with responses to a range of questionnaires covering farm practices, site security, animal welfare and transportation managed through the Audits and Assessments module. A similar programme is underway for management of compliance data relating to raw material and packaging suppliers.
Transforming compliance through technology
“Adoption of the Authenticate platform is proving quite transformational for our business. From a compliance perspective we have accurate farm and supplier data securely managed across our estate and the ability to benchmark performance helps identify insights to drive performance improvements. As we progress with implementation, more applications emerge”
Mike Roberts (Group Technical Director – Karro Food Group)