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Understanding Traceability Events


Capturing and storing the right supply chain event data can help companies visualize their entire supply chain and achieve tech-enabled traceability. Stitching together product and ingredient events at the batch-lot level can increase transparency, reduce time to locate tainted products and minimize waste from withdrawals and product extractions.

Participants in the global food system need to speak the same language in order to reap these benefits. And, in recognition of this need, efforts are being made across the industry to build connections between stakeholders to enable interoperability, while standards bodies and regulators are also seeking to normalize food traceability data elements and practices. Understanding food traceability events is the key to understanding where the industry is headed in terms of supply chain modernization and transparency, specifically the evolution of two key concepts: Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) and Key Data Elements (KDEs).

FoodLogiQ 2020 Year-in-Review: Realizing a More Resilient Food Industry


FoodLogiQ is excited to present a few of our company's significant accomplishments of the last year, as well as key 2020 metrics that reflect achievements in strengthening the transparency and traceability of the global food supply chain during a tumultuous year for the food industry.

“2020 has been a year with no shortage of trials for the food system and for the world at large. We are proud to have been part of a historic effort to come together as an industry, and keep the food supply chain as safe and resilient as possible,” says FoodLogiQ CEO Sean O’Leary. “As a company, FoodLogiQ has broken a number of records, participated in boundary-pushing initiatives and expanded our customer base in some truly exciting ways. We know our exponential growth this year is tied to a more transparent, technology-enabled food system, and we anticipate 2021 will bring more successes as we continue to usher in a New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” 

FoodLogiQ Achieves Food Traceability Milestone, Capturing Over 50 Million Critical Tracking Events on the Connect Platform


FoodLogiQ sees one hundred percent growth in critical event data captured on the Connect Platform in 2020. Learn more about FoodLogiQ’s connected supply chain and the power of tech-enabled traceability.

FoodLogiQ is thrilled to announce that we have captured over 50 Million Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) on the FoodLogiQ Connect platform, a major milestone in achieving a connected food chain fueled by supply chain digitization at scale.

The number of Critical Tracking Events within FoodLogiQ Connect has doubled since the end of 2019, when FoodLogiQ reported nearly 26 million Critical Tracking Events on the platform. Additional statistics paint an even more vivid picture of how the platform is realizing a connected food chain, with over 520,000 quality incidents detected and over 260,000 supplier documents processed, across more than 130,000 locations globally. With the number of new events captured increasing by over three million events month-over-month in November alone, the FoodLogiQ community has become a central player in establishing farm-to-fork traceability within the food system.

In the Spotlight with FoodLogiQ's Troy Coll


FoodLogiQ's “In the Spotlight”  series features talented team members who play an important role in our company’s success.  Today’s spotlight is on Troy Coll, who joined FoodLogiQ in 2019 as a Technical Support Specialist on the Customer Success Team. Troy has a background in food and beverage operations, and is a vital force for creating a positive impact on our customers.

Exploring the Power of Traceability at the Distribution Solutions Conference


The Distribution Solutions Conference (DSC) conference took place this week, an annual conference produced by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). IFDA is an authoritative voice for food distributors, an essential tenet of the food industry: “With a combined annual sales volume of over $300 billion, foodservice distributors are vital drivers of the American economy. IFDA Member Companies play a critical role in the foodservice industry supply chain, delivering food and other products to more than one million professional kitchens every day.”

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