Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

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.

Food Safety & Traceability Buyer's Guide


You want to look further into food safety & traceability software solutions. But where should you start? Download the Food Safety & Traceability Buyer’s Guide for an evaluative framework to apply to prospective solutions.

When buying new software for managing something as important as your food supply chain, it is essential to outline your unique needs. You need to be able to identify vendors, compare features, and ultimately select the best solutions to meet your business’s specific requirements based on your timeline and budget. In our Food Safety & Traceability Buyer’s Guide, we’ll dive into critical items to consider during your due diligence process.

In Conversation with SupplyChainBrain: What Do Food Consumers Care About?


Video: FoodLogiQ’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Katy Jones discusses the modern consumer in the age of food traceability with SupplyChainBrain. View the full interview here.

At FoodLogiQ, much of what we know about consumer sentiment comes directly from the source. We recently conducted a food consumer study to get a deeper understanding of the US mindset when it comes to a variety of food issues. In the interview, Jones cites one of the survey's key findings. 

From Tomato Vine to Tomato Sauce: A Look into the Visibility Traceability Provides


Tomato, tomato: let’s trace the whole thing as salad or sauce! Download our Tomato Vine to Tomato Sauce Traceability Infographic to view two possible journeys produce can take with enhanced visibility through traceability.

Today, it’s not just possible for food safety leaders to know every step a food item has taken along the supply chain—it’s a critical business imperative.  However, for those who are just starting to tackle supply chain transparency, visualizing how traceability can be achieved from farm to fork can be challenging. At FoodLogiQ, we partner with leading brands like IPC/Subway to implement traceability throughout their supply chain. To showcase the intricacy and granularity in end-to-end traceability, we created a summary of two possible journeys one of the most popular produce items could take: that of the tomato.