Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Friday Round-up (7/17/20): FDA Resumes Food Safety Initiatives and Inspection Plans


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.

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.

The New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint


The FDA has released the long-awaited strategic blueprint for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative. Learn about their vision for the future of the food supply chain.

The Food and Drug Administration announced their much anticipated strategic blueprint for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, an initiative for advancing modern, technology-driven approaches to food safety leadership. The strategic initiative was launched in 2019 and focuses on four major pillars: 


  1. Tech-Enabled Traceability and Foodborne Outbreak Response
  2. Smarter Tools and Approaches for Prevention
  3. Adapting to New Business Models and Retail Food Safety Modernization
  4. Food Safety Culture

The new blueprint elaborates on the four core elements that will be driving the initiative, in addition to stating the values and principles the FDA aims to advance through their work. Building on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the New Era is designed to forge stronger food transparency at the nexus of policy, people and technological innovation. In the months since the launch of this new initiative, there has been a public meeting, as well as an opportunity for public comment on the FDA’s design and approach. Through these venues, the FDA announced that over 1500 stakeholders have helped shape the initiative since its launch last year.

Friday Round-up (7/10/20): Seafood Industry Swims Upstream During Global Pandemic


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.

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.