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GFSI 2020: The Food Safety Race to the Top


The Global Food Safety Initiative celebrated its 20 year anniversary last week in Seattle, Washington. Attendees flocked to the event from around the world to not only wish GFSI a Happy Birthday, but also to collaborate on issues of food safety and continue building consumer trust in the global food supply chain.

A New Era of Smarter Food Safety Public Comments


The FDA’s public meeting held in October, 2019 highlighted the need to bring both public and private industry partners together. It will take tremendous collaboration to advance a New Era of Smarter Food Safety at scale. Public dialogue around food safety and traceability is essential to accomplish the goals of this new campaign, which will be people-led, FSMA-based, and technology-enabled. To contribute to public discourse, FoodLogiQ has formally submitted comments on the initiative, read the full version of our statement here.

In Wake of Romaine Lettuce Recall, FoodLogiQ Calls Supply Chain Management and Food Traceability "More Important Than Ever"


"When you consider that 3,000 people die every year from foodborne illness—that's one 9/11 every year," says FoodLogiQ CEO Sean O'Leary. "That's unacceptable because this is a preventable issue, and unfortunately, these illnesses are an underreported public health problem."

FoodLogiQ shared thoughts from corporate leadership today in the wake of the ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.  The affected produce has sickened 67 people in 19 states, with 39 hospitalizations and six cases of kidney failure, according to a November 26, 2019 update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of today, no deaths have been attributed to the E. coli outbreak.

A New Era of Smarter Food Safety Has Arrived


What we learned from the FDA’s public meeting on tech-enabled traceability and outbreak response, smarter tools, new business models and food safety culture.

The FDA held a public meeting yesterday kicking off their new campaign on A New Era of Smarter Food Safety. The all-day event was a referendum on the status of food safety across the industry, as well as a step towards consensus building on how to reimagine food safety at scale.

5 Ways You Can Build a Brand on Food Safety


Consumers are willing to invest in products from transparent companies that promote food safety best practices. Integrating food safety into your brand can protect your customers while building trust.

When it comes to food data, consumers have voiced their opinions loud and clear: they demand truth and transparency about the products they buy. Many brands are developing messaging to address this shift in the market, taking advantage of the premium customers will pay for insight into their food; Response Media’s 2017 study found that over half of consumers would pay anywhere from 50% to 100% more for transparent fresh and packaged food products.

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