Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Achieving End-to-End Traceability Throughout Your Supply Chain


Food traceability initiatives are being driven forward by increased regulation, consumer demand for transparency, and corporate social responsibility efforts. In addition businesses are realizing the benefits from having visibility into their supply chains, and the risks associated with recalls.

Whole chain, end-to-end traceability offers ideal safety and transparency - in line with the direction the food industry is fast-tracking towards. The value of seeing the entire past and future of each product is that companies can easily verify the safety practices of their suppliers, the origin and authenticity of the ingredients, as well as be aware of potential allergens.

The Produce Safety Rule: Preparing for Routine FDA Inspections


We all know that 2018 was not a great year for farmers and growers in the United States. From romaine lettuce to pre-cut melons, we witnessed several foodborne disease outbreaks linked to the produce industry, triggering huge nationwide recalls. At least 800 people were sickened or hospitalized from multiple E. coli  outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce alone.

For farmers and regulators, reducing the number of food safety incidents remains a priority. If you operate a business that grows and sells fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), you should ensure your business complies with the provisions of the  Produce Safety rule for which FDA inspections start in Spring 2019.

Recall Readiness: Lessons Learned & A Look Ahead


Recalls are bound to happen in the food industry. While no organization wants to be at the center of a major outbreak or Class I recall, all organizations throughout the food supply chain must be prepared for this reality. In 2018, we witnessed several high-profile recalls with nationwide impact. From raw foods to cereal snacks, the recalls of 2018 had a major impact on nearly all product categories. This is a major concern.

Building an Effective Food Safety Culture


Food safety is paramount for any food business. Maintaining high safety standards minimizes the risk of food safety incidents, protects your brand’s reputation and, more importantly, keeps unsafe food off the market. But adhering to appropriate food safety standards is not always easy. Shortcuts are tempting, especially when safety tasks are considered difficult, expensive or time-consuming. In the food industry, however, there is no room for shortcuts. An organizational culture that prioritizes food safety is vital to the production of safe food.

FoodLogiQ Veteran Team Member Shares Insight on Company’s Evolution


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 Jonathan Barnes, who joined FoodLogiQ in May 2008 as one of three US-based full time employees. After a decade of company growth and more than 50 additional coworkers, Jonathan says FoodLogiQ’s future is brighter than ever.

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