Author: Garret Weigel

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Stay off the Front Page: How Restaurants Can Avoid Food Safety PR Disasters

Foodborne illness outbreaks are a publicity nightmare, plain and simple. In the era of social media, consumers are using Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and other...

Written by Garret Weigel | March 11, 2020 | Food Safety, FSMA

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4 Practical Ideas for Better Fleet Management

There are numerous factors involved in effective and efficient fleet management, including investing in the right technology and utilizing it to protect your investment. It also hinges on having a robust maintenance program to carefully maintain and manage your fleet in order to avoid unforeseen costs and expensive downtime. Excellence in fleet management also works under the premise that if it's not measured, it's...

Written by Garret Weigel | March 5, 2020 | Supply Chain

Key Federal Laws Affecting Food Safety Compliance

Every organization involved with the food supply chain shares responsibility for the safety of food. Essential components of the chain include growing, processing, packaging, labeling, distributing, storing, preparing, selling, and serving food. At each of these stages of the industrial food system, food products may be exposed to various levels of risk.

Written by Garret Weigel | March 3, 2020 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA

Improving Traceability in Food Chains

How do we improve traceability in food value chains? A recent report by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with McKinsey & Company outlines in great detail new strategies that stakeholders can take advantage of. They explore ways within complex and extended supply chains that those responsible for marketing perishable goods can take to improve the traceability of food shipments within their value chains as...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 26, 2020 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

Carefully Moving the Cold Chain: Best Practices With Managing Refrigerated Cargo

Refrigerated and temperature-controlled cargo is becoming more popular as more commodities require specific climate conditions for transport. More and more goods are traveling around the globe, and often these commodities have a higher value because of their perishable characteristics. This includes produce and other food perishables as well as pharmaceuticals and medicinal products that must be kept in a...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 20, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

Monitoring Perishables and Medications During a Power Outage

California has experienced unusual weather throughout its 169 year history, but more recently the most populous U.S. state has seen widespread droughts and severe wind. This has caused utility companies to take proactive measures to prevent wildfires - another issue this state is no stranger to. Drought and wind contribute to starting wildfires, leading to the difficult decision of cutting off power for customers.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 18, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, Connected Facility, Supply Chain

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