Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Taking Pride and Putting the Customer First


Welcome to “In the Spotlight,” our blog series that introduces you to the many different FoodLogiQ team members who play an important role in our company’s success.  Today’s spotlight is on Christa Brice, who joined FoodLogiQ in December 2018 as a Technical Support Representative on our Customer Success team. In April 2019, she was promoted to Customer Support/Managed Services Lead.  In addition to her stellar problem-solving skills, she’s got phenomenal style and personality.

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.  

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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