Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Friday Round-up (5/22/20): Transparency is Key When Managing Fluctuations in Demand


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

Food companies and retailers are re-evaluating service hours as states begin to outline reopening phases. While risk mitigation procedures such as enhanced sanitization programs, implementation of protective barriers and employee PPE requirements are likely to remain unchanged, some businesses are looking at ways to continue streamlining operations and inventory management while managing rapidly shifting consumer behaviors. According to Nielsen and Rakuten Intelligence, U.S. online sales of consumer grocery packaged goods grew 56% for the week ending in April 18th, compared to the same period a year earlier.  And with so many moving pieces around new reopening rules, keeping agile is essential for satisfying requirements through dramatic swings in demand.

Conducting and Responding to Virtual Audits for Safe, Sanitary Operations


Keep your locations and supply chain partners compliant with health and safety practices by deploying virtual audits. Learn how FoodLogiQ customers are employing digital inspections in our E-Book on coronavirus risk mitigation and response.

As the New Normal begins to unfurl and businesses start to re-open on a national and international basis, tensions, paired with levels of attention, are high. The literal and metaphorical opening of doors has inspired some hope within the industry, simultaneously fostering concern for what the future holds. Undoubtedly, recent events have underlined the significance of risk mitigation strategies and their role as key components of strong overarching food safety plans.

Friday Round-up (5/15/20): Reopening Guidelines Emerge from Regulators and Large Brands


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for food businesses navigating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how the industry is adapting to protect and feed consumers while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

As more foodservice establishments begin to open and grocery stores extend their hours of operation, the industry is honing in on important risk mitigation procedures and strategies to improve safety across food businesses. While recommendations vary depending on the type of business and location, food companies of all stripes are being advised to pay attention to in-location distancing and sanitization policies in order to continue addressing health concerns, as well as to foster an atmosphere where people feel safe.

Strengthening Your Supplier Relationships in the New Normal

Don't miss FoodLogiQ's upcoming demo on how to strengthen supplier relationships in the New Normal.

With consumer sentiment and state-level regulation affecting technic shifts within the food industry, communicating with supply chain partners, old and new, has never been more crucial. Some suppliers are in need of new buyers to divert product that is going to waste, others may be encountering operating failures, closures or unprecedented demand. Organizations need to be nimble and transparent in order to keep track of expected inventory, and to mediate gaps or excess as the rate of turns changes in response to varying aspects of the crisis.

Tailoring Document Requirements for Effective Risk Management


Learn how FoodLogiQ customers are leveraging new document types to strengthen their supply chain in our latest E-Book, 7 Ways FoodLogiQ Customers are Minimizing Risk During COVID-19.

Employing strong, strategic documentation management strategies and practices is vital for all active organizations in the food supply chain. The ability to capture, store, review, share and reference data within a designated, consolidated space is not only key to upholding compliance and meeting regulatory requirements, but is also an indicator of a mature food organization. Furthermore, it is coincidentally of utmost importance in the face of a global pandemic.