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5 Things to Consider When Selecting Food Inspection Software

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six people gets sick from foodborne diseases each year. In 2011, the FDA enacted the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to respond to changes in the global food system and a more comprehensive understanding of foodborne illness and its consequences – including the importance of and responsibility for preventing it.

Preparing for the Proposed FSMA 204 Rule at IFMA Presidents Conference


Later this week, the International Foodservice Manufacturing Association (IFMA) will host their in-person Presidents Conference alongside the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). FoodLogiQ looks forward to attending, participating and speaking in this year’s event, spanning November 7 through 9 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The presential event is coupled with IFMA’s Virtual Presidents Conference, held November 16 to 18 for those who can’t attend the in-person Scottsdale sessions.

The FDA's New Food Safety Dashboard for Tracking FSMA Online


The Food and Drug Administration has released a Food Safety Dashboard to help track Food Safety Modernization Act rules and to measure their progress.

It’s been eight years since Congress passed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, in an effort to foster a more proactive food safety system. At the heart of that legislation was the government’s obligation to protect consumers, not only through reactive measures, but through prevention as well.

Top 5 Workflows for Effective Supplier Management


At FoodLogiQ, our customers utilize workflows within the platform to achieve a wide range of things, from guiding a new supplier through their onboarding process to assessing suppliers on their readiness to adopt traceability standards.  Join our live demo of FoodLogiQ Connect on Thursday, September 19th at 2 PM ET, and learn more about the top 5 workflows our customers use to streamline their supplier management. 

New FSMA Compliance Dates Roll Out July 2019 - Are You Prepared?


The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is arguably the most important law in the food industry today, and will probably remain so until 2024 when the final set of regulations take full effect. In the coming years, however, different aspects of the rule will continue to roll out for food businesses of all sizes.

In July 2019, two sets of rules will roll out for two groups of businesses: the  Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule for large establishments and the foreign supplier verification program rule (FSVP) for importers whose international suppliers are small and very small businesses. If your business is subject to any of these rules, you need to be on the right side of the law as the compliance dates approach.

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