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Optimizing Your Thanksgiving Inventory Across the Supply Chain

As Thanksgiving Day approaches and grocery stores gear up to provide shoppers with all their holiday favorites – turkey, potatoes, green beans, pumpkins, and...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 6, 2019

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Preventing Foodborne Illness Through Recalls

Recently, hundreds of pounds of salad from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Walmart were recalled due to concerns about salmonella and listeria contamination. The food supplier was a California-based company that was responsible for recalling some 2,811 pounds of ready-to-eat salads.

Written by Garret Weigel | October 31, 2019 | Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

Heroes of Pharmacy Safety: Friedrich Serturner Discovers Morphine

October is American Pharmacists Month! In honor of all those who provide life-saving therapeutics to ensure the public health, we’re posting a 3-part series profiling heroes who made history with their enormous contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. In our final post, we celebrate Friedrich Sertürner (June 19, 1783 – February 20, 1841), a German pharmacist best known for his extraction of morphine from opium...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 29, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety

The Grocery Sector Steps Up to Sustainability

Earlier this year, Seattle resident Nathan Gregg made a disconcerting discovery at the downtown municipal dump: a pile of Amazon Go packaged meals stacked nearly 6 feet high. Gregg took photos that clearly show salads, wraps, and sandwiches in their original sealed plastic containers alongside other packaged food products.

Written by Garret Weigel | October 23, 2019 | Food Safety

Building, Planning, and Implementing an Efficient Cold Chain

The cold chain refers to temperature-controlled logistics of perishable commodities that require a specific climate. More specifically, the cold chain refers to all of the equipment and resources that are utilized along the supply chain of transport from point-of-origin to the point of final delivery. It includes transportation assets such as refrigerated containers or railcars, as well as other transportation...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 17, 2019 | Supply Chain

Heroes of Pharmacy Safety: Felix Hoffman Invents Aspirin

October is American Pharmacists Month! In honor of all those who provide life-saving therapeutics to ensure the public health, we’re posting a 3-part series profiling heroes who made history with their enormous contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. In this post, we celebrate Felix Hoffman, the German chemist who famously synthesized aspirin, one of the most widely beneficial drugs ever produced.

Written by Garret Weigel | October 15, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety

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