Heroes of Food Safety: Louis Pasteur and the Invention of Pasteurization

September is National Food Safety Education Month! In honor of all those who help keep our food safe along the entire supply chain, we’re posting a 3-part series profiling three heroes who made history with their enormous contributions to food safety. We begin with Louis Pasteur, the namesake of pasteurization. He discovered a process that we take for granted today, but saved untold lives since its introduction to...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 3, 2019 | Food Safety

New Age Monitoring: How Improvements in the Visibility of Data is Empowering Supply Chains

In the IoT revolution for supply chains, visibility has become the eighth wonder of the world. Visibility enables shippers, carriers, and anyone delivering goods to know where they are and how they are performing at any given time. In the past, such visibility has been delayed – and in some cases it still is. But we are entering the age where supply chain monitoring is done in real-time, continuously, for single...

Written by Garret Weigel | August 20, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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 produce business to provide a comprehensive view of the innovations, products, and services along the international supply chain. The company also provides a trends report, often with a central theme. In 2019, this theme was "Surprises in the Store."

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

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

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