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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.

FoodLogiQ Attends 7th Annual Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo


FoodLogiQ welcomes guest blogger Robert Sproule, Enterprise Account Executive, as he shares key insights and lessons learned during education sessions and from the exhibit floor.

The 7th annual Food Safety Consortium Conference & Expo was hosted in Schaumburg, Illinois, this week featuring dynamic discussions, both in the sessions as well as on the exhibit floor. 

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.

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