Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

FoodLogiQ's New Exception Reports: Expanding Visibility Through Traceability

As the world grows more eager and encouraged to trace the intricate details of the global food supply chain, the concept of traceability, what it entails and what it can achieve continues to expand. And so does the food industry’s research, knowledge, adoption and management of it. Even regulatory bodies are expressing their dedication to the development and evolution of strategies and guidance for embracing and engaging in traceability – just take the FDA’s recent release of their long-awaited strategic blueprint for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative, for example.

Increasing Supplier Compliance through FoodLogiQ’s New Attribute Alerts

One of FoodLogiQ’s main focuses has, and continues to be, supporting the network of suppliers that make food safety programs possible. Enabling and improving supplier compliance is not only critical to the success of your food safety strategies, but is also key to ensuring consumer safety, fortifying your brand promise and providing transparency into your practices. It’s also essential to making your supply chain partnerships as well-oiled, collaborative, productive and long-standing as possible. And it’s FoodLogiQ’s goal to empower you and your suppliers to work together cohesively, cooperatively and efficiently for ongoing success.

FoodLogiQ’s Spring 2020 Release: Attribute Alerts, Exception Reports, Email Digests and More

FoodLogiQ’s mission is simple, but impactful: to map the world’s food chain, make it as safe as possible and empower people to make informed decisions about the food they eat. One of the fundamental pillars that supports this mission is a commitment to advancing innovation and technology in the food industry, together with our customers, while delivering the highest standards of products and services.

Embracing Automated Messaging for Strong Crisis Communication

In response to a global pandemic and its massive effect on the efficacy, efficiency and accuracy of the food supply chain, quick, effective and dependable communication is vital. Specifically, internal communications and validation, location-specific supplier communications, and external, public communications are of utmost importance both during and in the aftershocks of crisis. And they are especially applicable now, in the face of what has commonly become known as a “new normal.”

Using the Power of Traceability to Address Inventory Disruption

Since the onset of COVID-19, the supply chain has been characterized by constant, notable shifts. From changes in consumer behavior and purchasing tendencies to staff furloughs, supplier additions and product rerouting, the food supply chain has been literally and figuratively forced to think - and act - quickly on its feet. 

As a result, during this time, it has been essential for food brands to understand their products’ immediate location within the supply chain, as well as how this pinpoint fits into the overall route to its final destination: into consumer hands. Not only is supply chain visibility critical for optimizing efficiency, minimizing cost, preventing food waste and protecting the end consumer; it’s also vital for redirecting inventory, as well.