Freshpet Automates Key Quality Management Processes with TrackWise Digital

Major pet food company implements the leading digital quality management system; gains greater efficiencies and scalability

HAMILTON, NJ – JUNE 2, 2021 – Sparta Systems, a Honeywell Company, today announced that Freshpet, a leading pet food company, has implemented the TrackWise Digital® quality management system (QMS) for nonconformance, CAPA, audits and change management.

Freshpet is on a mission to provide fresh, real food for pets. The company is dedicated to lessening its environmental impact while providing pets with healthy food options. Quality and safety are a top priority and automating critical processes with the TrackWise Digital QMS ultimately supports that mission.

“Pets are family and at Freshpet, we know the importance of providing healthy options for your loved ones,” stated Steve Weise, EVP Manufacturing & Supply Chain. “We’re also passionate about doing good for the planet and are working toward a zero-carbon footprint. Eliminating manual, paper-based processes by using a digital system is another key step in our approach to sustainability.”

Freshpet has a goal to standardize and automate as many processes as possible and improve visibility and traceability in those processes. This is critical because the company is growing at a tremendous rate, and manual processes will not support this continued growth. TrackWise Digital will provide the scalability needed to accommodate Freshpet’s quality management needs now and in the future.

With the help of Sparta Systems’ expertise and well-defined processes, Freshpet went live on April 7th in under 3 months and is already seeing the benefits. “With TrackWise Digital’s reporting features we’ve saved hours in time that was previously spent gathering the data, as well as much easier access, which has enabled broader use of the data,” said Weise. “This allows us to focus on being proactive in identifying trends and taking action. We can now spend more time on quality assurance rather than control.”

“We are thrilled that Freshpet has put its trust in Sparta’s quality management solutions,” said Stephen McCarthy, Sparta’s Vice President of Digital Innovation. “We are proud to help Freshpet gain efficiencies and continue to make a positive environmental impact with the use of digital solutions that reduce the need for paper and minimize waste.”

Learn more about Freshpet’s mission to provide healthy, fresh pet food and its commitment to sustainability. 

About Freshpet

When we started Freshpet, we knew we could make better foods for pets. In the process of building the company, we wanted to change the industry through positive innovation that is good for pets, pet parents and the planet all at the same time. We set out on a mission to revolutionize the way all pets are fed by making fresh, natural food. We gathered a team of the best in both pet and human food and in October 2006, we were cooking nutritious, fresh meals for pets. Soon, our little company started to grow and we found ourselves delivering fresh, refrigerated pet food to more and more stores.

About Sparta Systems

Sparta Systems, a Honeywell Company, brings leading-edge quality management solutions to regulated industries. With TrackWise® and TrackWise Digital®, Sparta provides enterprise and cloud-based QMS software solutions that help companies go to market faster while minimizing product risks and ensuring compliance. Sparta is an innovator in its field and is driving smart quality with first-of-its-kind AI-enabled quality solutions. By applying the latest digital technologies, our products simplify the process of quality management and guide customers toward proactive quality. The combination of Sparta Systems and Honeywell brings together Sparta Systems’ quality management leadership with over 100 years of industrial and software expertise from Honeywell. Together, Sparta and Honeywell will shape the future of digital quality and operational excellence for the life sciences industry.