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Going Virtual: Conducting 1st, 2nd and 3rd Party Audits Remotely


Remote auditing is becoming a more central aspect of modern food safety compliance. Don't miss FoodLogiQ's upcoming demo on how to conduct and respond to virtual audits.

In their many forms, audits embody an essential practice for monitoring, managing and upholding product consistency, brand quality and regulatory compliance. Whether conducted firsthand, assigned to supply chain partners or executed by a third party, audits enable organizations within the food industry to identify and address issues proactively while simultaneously delivering on brand promise. And while important in seemingly stable times, these exercises are even more vital in the face of uncertainty.

Friday Round-up (10/2/20): Key Industry Players Pledge to Reduce Food Waste


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for businesses navigating the changing food industry. Learn how the industry leaders are adapting to protect and feed consumers, while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

Numerous news outlets have been reporting on major food companies pledging to cut their food waste in half by 2030 as part of the 10x20x30 initiative. The aggressive goal has brought nearly 200 suppliers to the table, including Ahold Delhaize, Walmart, Kroger, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and General Mills, according to the Food Dive.

What You Need to Know About the FDA’s New Proposed Traceability Rule


The FDA has formally released the proposed traceability rule for FSMA section 204. Learn how the drafted legislation may apply to your own food safety, data and product tracing programs.

On September 21, 2020 the FDA released a long awaited proposed rule to achieve farm-to-table traceability in the food system. The drafted legislation falls under section 204 of the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011, and signals a major milestone for the agency’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative to accelerate transparency and consumer protection innovation within the food industry. Learn what requirements your business may become liable to, proposed timing of compliance dates and how to take the first steps to ensure your team is prepared to evolve with more advanced industry requirements. The full 55 page document will be available until January 21, 2021 for public comments and recommendations.

Simplifying the Supplier Experience through Dashboard Quick Actions and Supplier Workflow Shortcuts


Your suppliers’ success is your success. It’s a bold statement, but an accurate one that we’re reminded of time and again. The successful movement of your products through the supply chain, the quality of that product and the integrity of your brand is directly impacted by your suppliers’ ability to consistently, efficiently and transparently deliver. And much of that delivery, as well as the symbiotic relationship with your supplier, is based on their user experience.

Friday Round-up (9/4/20): How Machine Learning Will Help Food Companies Build Resilience and Efficiency


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for businesses navigating the changing food industry. Learn how the industry leaders are adapting to protect and feed consumers, while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

As the food industry continues to recoup and recover from the impact of COVID-19, one theme continues to come into the light; the supply chain inefficiencies exposed by the global pandemic. Many experts are talking about the importance of transparency for supply chain modernization, and in light of the FDA’s for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint it is clear that regulators are gearing up to support the industry in greater traceability efforts, especially given the vulnerabilities made evident through the pandemic.

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