Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Food Traceability: a Movement with Momentum

Traceability is picking up steam as regulators and customers drive for transparency, brands identify the ROI, and the industry looks towards new technology adoption. Read the Current State of Traceability E-Book for a deeper dive on the movement.

The food industry is experiencing a renaissance, and safety and transparency are the cornerstones of this new direction. As consumers continue to express concern for what is in their food and federal regulations begin to reflect this sentiment, it is increasingly important for food growers, suppliers and retailers to deliver the highest quality products with the most clarity possible.

Delivering the Promise of End-to-End Traceability Throughout the Subway System

Learn how IPC/Subway has been able to achieve dramatic cost avoidance by maximizing truckload capacity based on accurate product data.

The Challenge

Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), a Subway® Franchisee-owned company, is responsible for the supply chain processes for the more than 43,000 Subway restaurants globally.

Getting Started in the Current Age of Traceability

It's hard to know where to start when it comes to traceability. Join our live demo on Tuesday, October 29th, to get up to speed on this rapidly evolving initiative, and learn incremental steps you can take towards implementing traceability across your supply chain.

Julie McGill, Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights at FoodLogiQ, will cover the state of the industry, what traceability is and why it's vital to get started now, as well as provide actionable steps companies can take to keep up with more stringent food safety standards. 

Tips for Improving Quality Incident Management Throughout the Food Supply Chain

When it comes to managing quality incidents, following these best practices can help ensure the best outcomes.

There are many moving parts in a food manufacturing facility. From receiving raw materials to palletizing finished product for distribution, critical control points will help reduce food quality incidents. Without proper incident management, a quality incident can escalate to a crisis.

Consumer Reports Finds Listeria Following Leafy Green Tests; FDA to Review the Publication’s Data

Last week, Consumer Reports announced that, in light of the recent series of foodborne illness outbreaks linked to leafy greens, the publication had conducted its own testing of 284 samples of leafy greens purchased from various retailers.  The results from those tests showed Listeria monocytogenes were present in six of the samples.  These findings are now being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.