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Innovating for a Competitive Future at BakingTECH 2021


Don’t miss FoodLogiQ’s Julie McGill at BakingTECH 2021 to discuss how FSMA 204 will push a new wave of digitization, collaboration and hear how food businesses are preparing for change.

The American Society of Baking was founded in 1924 and is international in scope, with representation in over 43 other countries and over 1,400 members. This year, their annual conference, BakingTECH 2021, has been adapted in light of a difficult year to be remote, focusing on the events core directives to educate, innovate and collaborate. The theme will center around innovating for a competitive future, featuring speakers from organizations and brands such as Aryzta, Bimbo Bakeries, Gartner and Highland Baking. FoodLogiQ’s VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights will be speaking at the event on traceability, technology and the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety. Learn about the session below.

Consumer Sentiment on Food Transparency and Recall Responsiveness


Learn what over 2,000 US Consumers had to say about food transparency in FoodLogiQ's latest E-Book, Consumer Report: Sentiment on Food Transparency and Recall Responsiveness.

The consumer mindset about food has evolved dramatically in the last decade. With information at the tips of their fingertips, and heightened vigilance in the wake of a global pandemic, consumers’ demand for healthy, safe and ethical food products has graduated from a passing trend to a full shift in public consciousness. The modern consumer now requires the same technology-enabled experience and visibility that has become emblematic of life in the new millennium. For food brands weighing the upstart costs of keeping up with these expectations, it is important to understand how consumers value transparency.

Getting Acquainted with FSMA and Traceability


There has been a lot of chatter within the food industry about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Smarter Food Safety and the complex forthcoming FDA requirements that will fall under the umbrella of traceability regulation. It’s more important than ever to be gaining understanding around the key concepts driving food safety innovation and the next wave of recordkeeping requirements. For those looking to get a cursory understanding of the current landscape, FoodLogiQ has gathered key resources for understanding the state of FSMA and Traceability in 2021.

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.” 

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