Prison Commissaries: The Hidden Public Health Problem

When we think of “food services,” prison commissaries don’t immediately come to mind. That’s probably because prison life in general is kept to the margins of social consciousness. While it is true that inmates are denied certain freedoms as part of their sentences, they continue to claim the human right to health and wellness, and rightfully so. Unfortunately, this population is half forgotten when it comes to...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 20, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP

Geofencing: A Treasured Tool for Yard Management and Monitoring

Consider the thousands of fleet assets that operate within a logistics network. To keep order in the fleet, geofencing solutions has enabled yard management, or the management of trailers and assets within a yard. For the fleet assets that transport goods and get them to their destination, yard monitoring is required to ensure proper asset utilization.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 15, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, FSMA

Making the Perfect Chocolate Demands Diligent Food Processing

Valentine’s Day. Chocolate hearts. (hopefully) No broken hearts. It's the time of the year that some people adore, and some people dread. But one thing most of us can agree on: chocolate is damn good. Unfortunately chocolate does not grow on trees, at least not in a form we would be comfortable eating, so it must be harvested and processed to gain its gooey goodness. This process, sometimes referred to as food...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 13, 2019 | Food Safety

This Isn’t Your Dad’s Big Mac: How Slow Food Infiltrated the Fast Food Industry

In 1986, McDonald’s had big plans to open a new restaurant in Rome – not only Italy’s first, but the largest in the world. When word got out, however, Italians from all quarters protested. City planners objected that the American company lacked the right permits. Politicians claimed that it would ruin the historic importance of the Piazza di Spagna, where the restaurant would be located. Thousands of people rallied,...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 8, 2019 | Food Safety

Real-World Applications of Advanced Analytics

Tackling food safety and maintaining medication efficacy is complicated, and requires close collaboration with foodservice and healthcare professionals to ensure success. In building our product line, we have worked hand-in-hand with customers to understand their needs and in turn, grow our analytics product offering.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 6, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, Connected Facility, Supply Chain

Canada’s New Safe Food Regulations: What You Need to Know

On January 15, Canada’s new safe food law replaced fourteen sets of previous regulations, effectively altering the course of the nation’s food safety requirements for both importers and exporters. Officially called the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), the law recognizes new threats to food safety, changing consumer preferences, and prevention-focused...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 30, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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