Is Amazon Go the Future of Retail?

Amazon GO is the latest innovation in the master plan of CEO Jeff Bezos to compete in the brick-and-mortar retail business. The new chain’s gimmick? No...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 16, 2018 | Connected Facility

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From Farm to Fork: The Dairy Supply Chain

Milk and dairy products have been associated with foodborne illness for centuries. So it’s no surprise that they’re probably the most highly regulated foods. In fact, the milk industry was the first sector of the food industry to implement its own regulations to improve food safety. To get a little perspective – in 1924, when the first Pasteurized Milk Ordinance was passed, milk products accounted for 25% of all...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 14, 2018 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

Improving Patient Safety Through IoT

Healthcare is complicated for the simple reason that people are complicated. Every human is unique, and the problems they experience that lead to hospitalization are in no way trivial. This puts enormous pressure on healthcare providers to ensure safety for their patients. There is an opportunity for improvement in every aspect of health care; from the operating table to prescribing medication post-op, mistakes are...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 9, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

The FDA’s 5 Most Common Food Safety Citations

We all read the headlines about foodborne illness outbreaks at top national chain restaurants. Naturally, these big stories attract both the public and the press. But have you ever wondered if the violations that cause these infamous outbreaks are relatively rare events or more common among all restaurants, large and small? That’s a question the FDA tries to answer every fiscal year.

Written by Garret Weigel | November 7, 2018 | HACCP, Food Safety

Managing Shrink: Inventory Control of Temperature Sensitive Cargo

In 2017, Baxter International shipped INTRALIPID 20% IV Fat Emulsion, 100 mL, to hospitals and healthcare providers in the United States. The shipment never made it.

Written by Garret Weigel | November 2, 2018 | Supply Chain, Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety

Milestones in Pharmaceutical History: Living Legacies of the Polio Vaccine

October is American Pharmacists Month – time to recognize pharmacists’ contributions to health care and all they do for their communities. In their honor, we’re publishing a series of posts this month about milestones in pharmaceutical history that have immeasurably advanced drug safety and improved public health. In this post, we applaud the achievements of Jonas Salk and Henrietta Lacks, whose unusual...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 31, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety

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