Author: Garret Weigel

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How Industry and Congress Plan to Fix Food Expiration Labels

In our previous post about expiration labels, we surveyed the history of open dating, its lack of standardization, and the subsequent consumer confusion about...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 23, 2020 | Food Safety

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Is Your Fleet Food Safe?

Your fleet must be fully compliant with the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations in order to maintain good standing. This requires recurring self-assessment. As a food transporter, it’s important to answer questions about your fleet practice to help you stay prepared and in line with the new regulations. We've outlined five basic questions that you can start with to ensure that your fleet is food...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 21, 2020 | FSMA, Supply Chain

Supermarkets Moving Toward Zero Food Waste

Food retailers are gatekeepers to the U.S. food system. They influence what products travel from farms to shelves, and help determine consumer shopping trends. For these reasons especially, grocers are increasingly under pressure to reduce their food waste footprint. For instance, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) recently took the industry by surprise, grading the country’s top 10 largest supermarkets on...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 15, 2020 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

A Look Inside the Multi-Format Convenience Store

There’s a new convenience store in town. It doesn’t merely stock the old standbys, such as soda, energy drinks, snacks, and candy. No, this “multi-format” c-store is a hybrid that also offers fine wine and artisan beer, gourmet coffee, hot prepared foods, sandwich and salad bars, and upscale vending machines – even gas pumps in the parking lot. Not to mention that customers may also order online in advance or...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 9, 2020 | Food Safety

The Many Faces of Geofencing

Geofencing is an emerging technology with many uses and much utility for a wealth of industries. When it comes to geofencing, some applications are interesting and stand out emblematically, showcasing the many uses it provides.

Written by Garret Weigel | January 7, 2020 | Supply Chain

The Ultimate Guide to Food Recall Classes

In a previous post, we surveyed Best Practices for Food Recall Response & Prevention. As a follow up, in this post we take a deeper dive into the three recall classes: what distinguishes them from each other, illustrated by concrete examples. Then, after a brief “report card” on how well the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been handling the most urgent recalls (Class I), we’ll suggest a few ways companies can...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 2, 2020 | Food Safety

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