Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Tech Enabled Traceability in the Food Safety Supply Chain

FoodLogiQ’s VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights Julie McGill will be discussing how technology is advancing supply chain transparency with AIM North America on February 26th, 2020 at 12 pm ET.

In response to FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety, the AIM North America Food Policy Working Group has launched a webinar series to facilitate dialogue around a more intelligent food supply chain. FoodLogiQ’s Julie McGill will be joining AIM North America as part of this series for a discussion on tech-enabled traceability in the food industry.

Food Safety Matters: Partnering on Food Traceability and Transparency


Listen to FoodLogiQ’s Katy Jones and Avery Dennison’s Jeanne Duckett in conversation with Food Safety Magazine about the FDA’s latest food safety initiative, as well as building visibility into the food supply chain by implementing new technologies.

Enjoy the full Food Safety Matters Episode: Partnering on Food Traceability and Transparency.

Food Safety Matters is a podcast hosted by the Food Safety Magazine editorial team featuring conversations with food safety professionals about their experiences safeguarding the world’s food supply.

FoodLogiQ 2019 Year-in-Review: Exponential Increase in Platform Usage and Growth


In the past year, we've seen exponential growth and usage of the FoodLogiQ platform. Review our statistics about FoodLogiQ Connect usage to date, and see how far the industry has moved towards whole chain traceability in 2019. 

We're wrapping 2019 by sharing some key milestones that illustrate how FoodLogiQ Connect users have helped us strengthen the transparency and traceability across the global food supply chain. In 2019, we've surpassed 100,000 supply chain locations captured in the platform, contributed to the national dialogue surrounding the FDA’s “New Era of Smarter Food Safety,” and launched new features to increase compliance of the more than 16,000 suppliers in the platform. 

Taking the First Steps to Traceability


We’ve outlined ten steps you can take to get started on traceability today. Download the 10 Steps to Traceability checklist to learn key actions you can take to evolve the strategies that comprise your overall food safety program. While the path to achieving end-to-end traceability may seem daunting and intimidating, momentum will drive you forward. Consult this guide to take the first steps. 

If you aren't tracking and monitoring your supply chain, you're not only missing the chance to increase your profitability; you're missing the opportunity to improve the reputation and security of your business.

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.