Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Under the Microscope: Food Industry Sees Increase in FDA Inspections

Food safety is an important issue. About 128,000 people are hospitalized every year due to a foodborne illness, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Regulatory bodies, therefore, continue to adopt stricter measures to ensure compliance with food safety regulations and guidelines.

In the last few years, the FDA has increased efforts to reduce the number of food safety incidents. The most prominent move was the enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011. More recently, the FDA aims to increase domestic and foreign inspections of regulated products.

The Cost is High When it Comes to Foodborne Illness


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 lettuceThe 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.   

Address Produce Challenges Throughout Your Supply Chain


Join us for a live demo of FoodLogiQ Connect on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 2:00pm ET and learn how you can achieve global supply chain visibility, streamline supplier management and track and report on quality issues. FoodLogiQ Connect was built for the food industry, specifically geared towards the unique needs of the food supply chain - whether you're an enterprise or small business.

Supply Chain Modernization Among Major Themes at 2018 TPA Supply Chain Conference

FoodLogiQ and Clarkston Consulting customers to share expertise during roundtable discussions

FoodLogiQ, the leading SaaS provider of food safety compliance, whole chain traceability, and supply chain visibility solutions, will be among more than 500 retailers, manufacturers, and technology solution providers convening in Orlando at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress on April 15 - 17 for the 2018 TPA Supply Chain Conference.  Contributing to the industry-driven sessions, FoodLogiQ customers IPC (the purchasing cooperative for SUBWAY®) and Seal the Seasons, along with Clarkston Consulting customer Tiesta Tea, will lead the April 16 roundtable discussions on the importance of supply chain efficiency.

The Risks of Waiting to Be FSMA & FSVP Compliant


The Food Safety Modernization Act now requires greater transparency from the entire supply chain and fundamentally changes the way food is regulated in the U.S. and abroad, from farm-to-fork. Additionally, the Food Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) shifts certain food safety responsibilities from the government to food companies. Now that companies shoulder much of the burden, proactive measures are essential.

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