When comparing the cost of a foodborne illness against the expense of a food safety program, the decision is a no-brainer. Food safety wins every time.
On May 31, FoodLogiQ’s CEO Dean Wiltse shared his thoughts on the importance of supply chain management and food traceability in the wake of the E. coli outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce. The fallout from the foodborne illness has been significant, with 197 people in 35 states becoming infected. Of those, 89 have been hospitalized - 26 of whom have had kidney failure - and five people have died.