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.

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?”

3 Fixes to Supply Chain Problems of Fast-Growing Food Brands

When your food company or restaurant chain first begins to take off, the growth can be exciting and—as any fast-growing brand will admit—a little overwhelming.

For the food industry in particular, high growth expansion can make it difficult to maintain your standardization processes, which can cause supply chain confusion and lead to unfortunate mistakes.

And given how important it is to establish trust with your customers, the inability to standardize your processes can make living up to a consistent and reliable brand difficult. When your customers can’t rely on a standard of quality, service and trust, your brand’s reputation is likely to suffer.

Why Whole Chain Traceability is Becoming the Industry Standard

We live in a time of rapid technological evolution—a time when systems and devices change so quickly, staying ahead of the curve requires dedication and foresight. Allowing your organization to lapse, and allowing processes to become outdated, often means losing your place as an industry leader and missing opportunities to grow. But in the food industry, failing to keep up can also mean compromising your brand reputation and failing to comply to regulations. 

Improving Food Recalls through Traceability

Food recalls. It’s rare for a day to go by when one isn’t announced. Large or small, mandatory or voluntary, food recalls come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common - they are a major disruption to your company’s supply chain.

A recent study by a professor at the University of Notre Dame found that being able to trace a product through the supply chain is critical to quickly locating and removing bad products during a food recall. Yet many companies are struggling with implementing food traceability systems.

We sat down with the study’s lead author, Dr. Kaitlin Wowak, assistant professor of management at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, to talk more about the benefits of end-to-end traceability for effectively managing food recalls.