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The Nation’s Pharmacies Answer the Call to Roll Out COVID-19 Testing

In the weeks following the first known cases of COVID-19 infection in the U.S., the federal government, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has been severely criticized for its slow and insufficient response to developing and deploying test kits.

Written by SmartSense | March 31, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Connected Facility, COVID-19, Conoravirus

10 points to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in food service

COVID-19 is serious. Given the prevailing posture of caution in many industries, it's important to spotlight more focus on the food service industry and any industry where food handling is conducted.

Written by SmartSense | March 18, 2020 | Food Safety, COVID-19, Conoravirus

How an FSMS Ensures Compliance with Food Safety Laws

In our previous post about key food safety laws, we surveyed the history of legislation that has resulted in the need for food producers, distributors, and retailers to comply with detailed regulations to ensure food integrity and public health. In this follow up post, we review the importance of compliance to these laws for the health of your business, and how a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) can best ensure...

Written by SmartSense | March 17, 2020 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA

Block Grants: Potential Impact on the National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has been an important source of nutrition for public school children and has provided business opportunities to the food industry for more than 70 years. For the last few generations, NSLP has been taken for granted, but over the last decade, advocates of the program have had to defend its costs and policies, struggling to keep it viable and dealing with controversies ranging...

Written by SmartSense | May 22, 2018 | Food Safety

New Study Details the Costs to Restaurants from Foodborne Illness

With headlines announcing foodborne illness outbreaks almost weekly, it’s pretty much common knowledge to those in the food industry that just one negative event at a restaurant can result in devastating losses including money, market share, and brand reputation. Now, with a recent study from Johns Hopkins University, research data not only confirms these common sense fears, but provides financial calculation of the...

Written by SmartSense | May 17, 2018 | Food Safety

Supply Chain Crisis: America Needs More Truckers

In a previous post, we reported the recent update to the ELD Mandate for livestock truckers, an urgent issue that pits recommendations for the transport of live animals against the new federal regulations. In fact, some trucking industry authorities claim that the ELD sanctions may result in drivers leaving the field, contributing to an already challenging driver shortage. In this post, we summarize some of the...

Written by SmartSense | May 14, 2018 | Supply Chain

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