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The First 100 Days of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety


This FDA hosted a webinar this week taking a retrospective look at the first 100 days of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, in addition to exploring how the initiative and blueprint will continue to build towards its key goals.

FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas led the event, which brought visibility into the two-year roadmap for the agency, and underscored how progress that has already been made fits into the FDA’s broader strategic approach to food safety and technological advancements in the food system, since the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint was published.

Defining Traceability in the New Era


What do we mean when we talk about traceability? As the industry moves beyond one-up-on-back product tracking, how will we define and standardize transparency within the food system?

As food quality and safety standards evolve, so too do the concepts driving industry innovation. Understanding food traceability, in particular, has been a moving target for years as expectations around transparency between supply chain partners continues to evolve. However, with the FDA’s recent release of proposed FSMA 204 enhanced traceability requirements, consensus is being built around what food traceability means in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety.


What You Need to Know About the FDA’s New Proposed Traceability Rule


The FDA has formally released the proposed traceability rule for FSMA section 204. Learn how the drafted legislation may apply to your own food safety, data and product tracing programs.

On September 21, 2020 the FDA released a long awaited proposed rule to achieve farm-to-table traceability in the food system. The drafted legislation falls under section 204 of the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011, and signals a major milestone for the agency’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative to accelerate transparency and consumer protection innovation within the food industry. Learn what requirements your business may become liable to, proposed timing of compliance dates and how to take the first steps to ensure your team is prepared to evolve with more advanced industry requirements. The full 55 page document will be available until January 21, 2021 for public comments and recommendations.

Friday Round-up (8/28/20): COVID Accelerating Need for Supply Chain Traceability and Digitization


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for businesses navigating the changing food industry. Learn how the industry leaders are adapting to protect and feed consumers, while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

As the food industry continues to recoup and recover from the impact of COVID-19, one theme continues to come into the light; the supply chain inefficiencies exposed by the global pandemic. Many experts are talking about the importance of transparency for supply chain modernization, and in light of the FDA’s for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint it is clear that regulators are gearing up to support the industry in greater traceability efforts, especially given the vulnerabilities made evident through the pandemic.

Chipotle + FoodLogiQ: Utilizing Tools for Traceability Compliance


Don't miss our upcoming webinar with Chipotle on how the fast casual brand is utilizing FoodLogiQ Connect for traceability compliance. Register for the webinar

Traceability is a powerful tool for visualizing the supply chain, understanding product trajectory and ensuring transparency. It can also be a great indicator of missing information, gaps in compliance and variances from the norm.

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