3 Tips for FSMA Readiness

Across the entire food industry, food safety and supply chain professionals are diving into the details of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the most sweeping food safety legislation to hit the industry in the last 70 years. Companies will take the next several months to get their FSMA plans set and continue getting ready for the pending compliance deadline. As you get FSMA ready, here are three key must-know facts to getting on the road to FSMA readiness. 

Whole Foods "Responsibly Grown" sustainability program on CNBC

This week CNBC featured Whole Foods Market for its ability to recognize both non-organic and organic produce suppliers as being "Responsibly Grown" -- a program that rates produce and floral suppliers on a variety of sustainability practices to assign them a "Good, Better or Best" rating and offer their customers transparency into their supply chain.  

How Panera Cleaned Up their Supply Chain

“Sometimes simpler is better,” Panera’s Senior Vice President of Food Dan Kish told QSR Magazine in a feature on the rollout of their "No-No List" -- more than 80 ingredients that have been removed from their menu or are in the process of being taken out.  What did it take to get there? Rolling up their sleeves and doing a deep dive into their supply chain and understanding exactly where each and every ingredient on their menu was coming from. 

Breaking Brand: What the Hot Dog Report Means for Food Traceability

When consumers buy food based on the contents of the label on that food, they - rightfully so - expect to get what they pay for. Well, what happens when the label is wrong? For some consumers, they may never even know. But for people with extreme or even mild food allergies, the results can be terrifying. Well, now a food lab using next-generation DNA sequencing is out to expose exactly what food is being mislabeled.

3 Ways Food Companies Can Tap into the Billion-Dollar Millennial Market

“Millennials are driving a disruption in the food industry. I think we’ll see
the food industry turned on its head.”

Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyansky kicked off this week's panel discussion on “The New Food Revolution” at the Most Powerful Women summit on Tuesday with this compelling fact.  Smolyansky was one of several food industry leaders among a panel of experts at the Fortune-sponsored summit. And the panel left a staggering number on the table of lost market share by the top 25 U.S. food and beverage companies in the last five years - $18 billion to be exact.

Yes, $18 BILLION in lost market share - market share lost because of an inability to tap into the transformative Millennial market.