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...Read More
Foodborne illness outbreaks are a publicity nightmare, plain and simple. In the era of social media, consumers are using Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and other forums to voice their every complaint. You can pretty much bet that the news of a single case of food poisoning will spread to hundreds or thousands of people in a mere matter of minutes.
Every organization involved with the food supply chain shares responsibility for the safety of food. Essential components of the chain include growing, processing, packaging, labeling, distributing, storing, preparing, selling, and serving food. At each of these stages of the industrial food system, food products may be exposed to various levels of risk.
Refrigerated and temperature-controlled cargo is becoming more popular as more commodities require specific climate conditions for transport. More and more goods are traveling around the globe, and often these commodities have a higher value because of their perishable characteristics. This includes produce and other food perishables as well as pharmaceuticals and medicinal products that must be kept in a...
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...
In our previous post about inventory management during Thanksgiving, we touched on the importance of turkey as the key food product most in need of careful advance planning to optimize stock. In this post, we’re taking a deeper dive into the safety issues turkey raises along the cold chain.
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