Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

FoodLogiQ Joins IBM, Ripe.io, SAP to Achieve Interoperability of Food Traceability Systems

Competitive solution providers align on GS1 US Proof-of-Concept to advance food traceability across the supply chain.

FoodLogiQ is proud to announce that we’ve contributed to an interoperability Proof-of-Concept focused on connecting product tracking data across different technology providers supporting the food supply chain. The multi-phase proof-of-concept, being led by GS1 US, also included IBM Food Trust, Ripe.io and SAP.

Frontier Co-op: A Streamlined Supply Chain Enables Flexibility During COVID-19


Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Co-op is a cooperatively-owned wholesaler of natural and organic products under the Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia brands. With more than 25,000 member-owners and over 500 employees, they manufacture and distribute products throughout the United States and Canada.

“The complexity of products makes our supply chain a challenge,” says Greg Sommerville, Head of Supply Integrity representing Frontier Co-op. “We have more than 1,800 different ingredients and materials, including herbs and teas, spices, essential oils, and packaging. As an example of the complexity, one of our spice blends is sourced from 16 suppliers in nine different countries. Using FoodLogiQ Connect’s Manage + Monitor, we have an unmatched level of visibility into our suppliers and the associated documentation. That’s proven to be extremely valuable for regulatory compliance and quality assurance, especially during COVID-19.”

FoodLogiQ to Share Impact of Data Quality Standards and Traceability at June 2020 Virtual Conferences


Live, in-person trade shows and events have taken a hard hit this year due to COVID-19. While some conferences have been canceled for 2020, many organizers have flexed their technology muscles and quickly pivoted to transform their events into virtual gatherings. Some of these events are free or easier to attend, allowing for more industry stakeholders to participate.

With a Commitment to Traceability, Transparency and Social Responsibility, sweetgreen Has the Magic Recipe for Success

In the midst of COVID-19, seasonal restaurant sweetgreen is riding high on the wave of national admiration. Since March of this year, the beloved maker of nutritious salads and grain bowls has focused on delivering real food to healthcare heroes in the communities it serves. To date, sweetgreen has donated over 100,000 meals to more than 130 hospitals around the country through their Impact Outpost Fund, created in partnership with Jose Andrés’ World Central Kitchen. The company’s new goal is to serve 250,000 meals. We’re proud to call sweetgreen a member of the FoodLogiQ family, and we congratulate them on the launch of their new Plates menu — their first new menu category in four years. Read on to learn more about their people, their purpose and their commitment to food safety.

Whole Foods Market: A Proactive, Digital Response to COVID-19 Challenges

"Together with FoodLogiQ we were able to spring into action and execute on heightened food safety and sanitation procedures driven by COVID-19 and digitally validate they are being followed in our stores and distribution centers. Thank you to FoodLogiQ for our continued partnership and for working together to keep both our customers and team members as safe as possible.” - John Burns, Global Vice President, Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Quality Standards.