Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, here's a look back at FoodLogiQ's top 5, most viewed blog posts from this year.  

Whether it was a look at how the definiton of food safety is evolving or a profile on the top brands who are winning at transparency, here they are in case you missed them...  

Why Consumers Will Pay More for Complete Transparency

For today's consumer, giving them just the product information required by law on a label is no longer enough.

In the report "Driving Long-Term Trust and Loyalty Through Transparency," Label Insight surveyed more than 2,000 consumers around transparency and whether it affects their trust or loyalty toward a food brand.

In this post, we'll look at why providing transparency to a consumer is the clear choice, especially when a consumer will look elsewhere if you don't provide it. Without transparency, you're ceding control of your brand promise to a 3rd party.

How Transparent Are Restaurants on Food Safety?

When it comes to food safety, how transparent are public restaurant companies? Consumers are already strident in their calls for better food safety and more transparency around ingredients, and now investors are starting to take company boards to task around their food safety efforts.

In the report "Food Safety: In a State of Transformation," Cornerstone Capital Group (CCP) examined a sample of 14 publicly traded restaurant companies to better detail just what is being disclosed about food safety efforts to investors and consumers alike.

In this post, we'll dive into the drivers behind the questions being asked by investors and consumers, including increased consumer awareness and new food safety regulations.

5 Common Food Recalls Facing Brands

They’re the type of recalls that tend to make the biggest splash in the news. They send consumers running to their pantries or refrigerators to check dates and leave other brands of consumer packaged goods asking themselves, “What if this happened to us?”

Food Industry Transparency: Why Today's Customers Care

Spend just a few minutes perusing the documentary section on Netflix and one thing becomes apparent: We’re in the midst of a huge consumer push for transparency. From the way aquariums treat orcas to the inner-workings of the U.S. justice system, people crave the truth—even (and sometimes especially) when it’s ugly.

But the desire for food industry transparency is about more than raw curiosity. Here are a few reasons customers care more than ever, and how you can deliver.