Food safety solutions provider Concerntrak Inc. has formed a partnership with Alpha Systems, a distributor of bar code and data capture technology.

The partnership of the two firms — both based in the Richmond, Va., area — is designed to make food safety compliance easier and more cost-effective, according to a news release.

ConcernTrak’s C-Shield and C-Trace technologies automate record-keeping and lot tracking to reduce potential for errors and redundant data entry, the release said.

“C-Shield also allows for real-time monitoring to compliance information. As a result, a company using our technology can take corrective actions if and when violations to protocol are identified. C-Trace,” Concerntrak CEO and founder David Rosenthal said in the release.

“Basically, Concerntrak has the technology solution, and Alpha Systems provides the implementation tools on the front line,” said Robert Cook, president and general manager of Alpha Systems.