FRUIT LOGISTICA's 2019 Trends Report: Surprises in the Store

Every year since 1993, FRUIT LOGISTICA has hosted a global trade show serving the international fresh produce market. The show covers every sector of the fresh...

Written by Garret Weigel | August 14, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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FRUIT LOGISTICA’s 2019 Trends Report: Adding Value to the Global Produce Market

FRUIT LOGISTICA, a global trade show serving the international fresh produce market, covers all facets of the business of foodservice in order to provide a comprehensive view of the innovations, products, and services along the international supply chain. The company also presents a trends report at the tradeshow, in addition to making it available to anyone via free download. The FRUIT LOGISTICA report provides...

Written by Garret Weigel | August 6, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

Best Practices for Food Recall Response & Prevention

In part 2 of our series we discussed how a food recall can be devastating, even for a company not responsible for the outbreak of foodborne illness. All the more reason manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers must take measures to effectively mitigate the risk, and if a recall is inescapable, to manage the process as effectively as possible.

Written by Garret Weigel | July 25, 2019 | Food Safety

Largest Wholesale Grocery Supplier Recalls Meat and Poultry Products

Every year, the USDA manages over 100 recalls (sometimes as many as 150) across the United States. These recalls are made for a wide range of issues, from something as simple as an undeclared allergen to issues as dangerous as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). Recently, a wholesale grocer recalled pre-cooked and raw meat and poultry products due to a temperature excursion along the supply chain. This in and of...

Written by Garret Weigel | July 17, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA, Supply Chain

The True Costs of Food Recalls

In part 1 of our series on food recalls, we reviewed the overall recall process and how food companies work with federal agencies to manage contaminated foods in the supply chain and protect the public health. In this post, we now turn to the health of the food companies themselves in the aftermath of a recall. Regardless of whether a recall associated with foodborne illness is purely accidental, many manufacturers,...

Written by Garret Weigel | July 11, 2019 | Food Safety

The Five Biggest Mistakes a Company Can Make in a Food Recall

Food recalls are more common than most people realize. But for good reason—most aren’t widely publicized, because the food products involved do not pose a threat to public health. Nevertheless, as recent notorious recalls of romaine lettuce and peanuts can only remind us, contaminated and defective food products do regularly enter the market with the potential to cause serious adverse effects. When this happens,...

Written by Garret Weigel | June 27, 2019 | Food Safety

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