2016 Dive Awards for the Food Industry

I was recently honored to join industry insiders at Hershey, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Mintel to help narrow down the nominees for the 2016 Dive Awards for the food and beverage industry awarded by Food Dive.  It's been an amazing year in the food industry with issues surrounding transparency, clean labeling and food fraud at the forefront of consumer interest.  

FoodLogiQ and WQS Announce Partnership

FoodLogiQ and WQS Food Verification today announced a partnership to pair industry-leading auditingservices with a fully mobile, Cloud-based supplier management and traceability platform. The new partnership will help food companies respond to the onslaught of auditing and certifications being driven by increased regulatory and industry standards.

SUBWAY®/IPC's Journey to Supply Chain Transparency

SUBWAY® / IPC's vision was to achieve full supply chain visibility. Armed with that level of visibility, they'd be able to make real-time, fast, and accurate decisions while giving customers exactly what they craved - transparency around the food they buy.

IPC's Quality and Supply Chain Director, Rick Buttner, came to the realization that traceability by lot code - from the manufacturer to the SUBWAY® restaurant - was the key after numerous large recalls.

By using GS1 Standards and partnering with FoodLogiQ, SUBWAY® / IPC has set about achieving their vision of supply chain transparency. We'll cover the 4-step process SUBWAY® / IPC used in today's post.

PMA: FoodLogiQ's Andy Kennedy Joins the Board

We're excited to announce that our co-founder Andy Kennedy has joined the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Board of Directors. 

The foodservice industry is under intense pressure for complete and accurate product information. PMA members face a customer base that wants transparency around the products they buy, and a modern supply chain demands technology that provides this rich information.

FoodLogiQ Co-Founder Andrew Kennedy spoke on supply chain transparency during the PMA's Fresh Summit Convention and Expo on October 15th in Orlando, FL. 

Food Manufacturing Trends: What Are The Top Concerns?

Would it surprise you to learn that food safety / regulations (FSMA, HARPC, etc.), quality control, and increasing consumer demand for transparency in their food are driving significant change in food manufacturing operations? In fact, these concerns make up three of the top ten food manufacturing concerns in Food Engineering Magazine's 2016 State of Food Manufacturing report.

If you're a food manufacturer, how do you address these concerns? Consumer demand continues to grow as economic conditions improve, and they will only get more strident around their transparency demands. This type of rapid growth to meet demand can also lead to lax standards around food safety and regulations, as well as quality control.

In this post, we'll review how software can address these concerns - all from a single platform.