Author: Garret Weigel

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The Pharmaceutical Cold Chain: A Lifeline

How do you get insulin to remote countries like Eritrea, Tajikistan, and Pakistan? Or how about delivering life-saving blood-clotting hemophilia treatments to places to the barrios of Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and Jamaica? Or cancer-fighting drugs to places like Malawi, Belarus, and Syria?

Written by Garret Weigel | February 12, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

Field to Market: Grape Logistics

Delano, California is grape country. The northern California town is located about 30 miles from Bakersfield, and is the home of grape growers. It's also the site of the 1965 Delano grape strike led by then activist Cesar Chavez of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA). At the time he led the workers seeking improvements in farm workers wages and working conditions.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 6, 2020 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

Built to Travel: The Remarkable Capability of Road Trains

A road train, sometimes called a land train, is a configuration of truck and trailers that is able to carry large loads of cargo across challenging terrains. They are used in rural and sometimes remote areas in Australia, the United States, and Europe. Road trains are designed to move freight, and usually consist of a prime mover that pulls two or more trailers or semi-trailers.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 4, 2020 | Supply Chain

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 food safety that creates unnecessary food waste. In this post, we follow up with a discussion of the current (and inadequate) regulations for expiration dating, recommendations for change by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), current industry...

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

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

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