Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Food Safety at the Farmers Market


Many food businesses begin at local farmers markets. They are a fantastic way to get the word out about your new product and to get valuable feedback directly from consumers. Fresh produce, small-batch jams, and locally-made baked goods straight from the producer make these markets a popular destination for thousands of people. Farmers markets are ideal for creating relationships between businesses and local customers. Whether you are at the market with a new product or one that has repeat customers, selling local doesn’t mean food safety should be ignored.

Inaugural ‘World Food Safety Day’ Recognizes Important Work of Food Safety Professionals


Theme is set for June 7 event: ‘Food Safety, Everyone’s Business’

Your company’s food safety culture is a direct reflection on the importance of food safety within your organization. When everything is operating smoothly, it’s easy to take for granted those food safety professionals who tirelessly build and maintain your food safety program while indirectly helping to support your company’s brand and reputation.  

The Music of Food Safety - Hearing the Silence Between the Notes


Our new guest blogger is Steve Franke, a FoodLogiQ Enterprise Account Manager. He’s an avid sports fan, music aficionado, and a hiker at heart.

It was French composer Claude Debussy who pointed out that music is not just in the notes, but equally in the silence between them.  To visualize, imagine your favorite song, with all the same notes, but with no space between those notes. It would be a long, terrible-sounding, run-on sound with no rhythm or melody.

(Itwouldalsobealotlikereadingthissentence.) 

Centralized Supplier Documentation: A Key Factor in Supplier Management


Sixty-nine percent of businesses do not have full visibility of their supply chains, according to the Business Continuity Institute. Under FSMA guidelines, visibility of supplier documentation is essential to the safety of your food business. Implementing a management system for supplier documents will enable your team to promptly and strategically make decisions with ease based on current, real-time supplier data.

Establishing Supplier Management Best Practices


Your suppliers are one of the most important determinants of the success of your food business. If they do not adhere to regulations or safety practices, you may find your business in jeopardy. Recent laws, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), have increased the responsibilities and roles of food businesses in preventing foodborne disease outbreaks and ensuring food safety. The rule has set several stringent requirements on supply chain related activities, including mandatory documentation of important supplier activities for most businesses.

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