Navigating Adverse Weather Conditions and Natural Disasters

Every year weather conditions make headlines, particularly events like fires, hurricanes, flooding, and more. In terms of extreme conditions, they have been...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 1, 2019 | Supply Chain

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Canada’s New Safe Food Regulations: What You Need to Know

On January 15, Canada’s new safe food law replaced fourteen sets of previous regulations, effectively altering the course of the nation’s food safety requirements for both importers and exporters. Officially called the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), the law recognizes new threats to food safety, changing consumer preferences, and prevention-focused...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 30, 2019 | Supply Chain, Food Safety

Emerging Issues in Grocery: The Future of Retail

Grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores... from name brands to mom and pop shops, the retail experience has changed drastically over the years. Self-service grocery stores however, both large and small, have remained largely unchanged since their inception in 1916 by Piggly Wiggly. The introduction of the shopping cart in 1937 by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain, further upended...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 25, 2019 | Connected Facility, Food Safety, HACCP

Remote Monitoring Provides New Environmental Benefits

In our previous post, we outlined the environmental impact of using paper, but did not cover in detail how digital solutions can reduce waste and improve efficiencies that lead to lower carbon emissions. SmartSense solutions can be leveraged to improve our environment and reduce harmful emissions. From reducing food waste to improving fleet productivity, remote monitoring provides a new means of keeping our climate...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 23, 2019 | Supply Chain, Food Safety

Supply Chain Visibility Offers End-to-End Cargo Safety

A prevailing challenge of every shipper is keeping cargo safe, intact, and free from damage. After all, consider the pathways that cargo travels. It's often transferred several times from one mode of transportation to another within a single leg of transport. A shipment may originate in Asia, be packed in a carton, combined onto a pallet, loaded into a container, then transferred onto a ship, into a freight yard,...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 18, 2019 | Supply Chain

An FSMS Is the Strongest Predictor of Food Safety Compliance

With each passing year of the 21st century, the restaurant cold chain continues to grow in new directions. Compared to 20 years ago, It’s less linear (similar to a chain) and more branching (resembling a tree). Plus, there are more touchpoints and more individual players involved. One significant reason for these developments is changing consumer tastes, in both food and service.

Written by Garret Weigel | January 16, 2019 | HACCP, Food Safety

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