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Preventing Foodborne Illness Through Recalls

Recently, hundreds of pounds of salad from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Walmart were recalled due to concerns about salmonella and listeria contamination....

Written by Garret Weigel | October 31, 2019 | Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

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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 Panama Canal and Its Impact on Modern Transportation

Infrastructure impacts the development of trade routes and ports. In turn, trade routes and ports affect the volume and reach of global trade. In the world history of transportation, probably no other infrastructure creation has been greater than the construction and operation of the behemoth Panama Canal. It has not only altered the course of history, but in so doing has enabled goods to be transported from one...

Written by Garret Weigel | June 11, 2019 | FSMA, Supply Chain

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

Supply Chain Visibility for Operational Excellence

Monitoring the supply chain is essential for ensuring that perishable foods maintain their quality, and medications maintain their efficacy. In order to do so effectively, logistics managers need a solution that provides proof of inventory temperature throughout the cold chain. Real-time monitoring would not be possible without the help of IoT connected sensors and on-demand reporting.

Written by Garret Weigel | December 19, 2018 | FSMA, Supply Chain

Improving Food Safety in Canadian and U.S. Supply Chains

In late October 2018, food manufacturers recalled 4 million pounds of goods shipped nationwide to grocers and food distributors due to a Canadian shipper's recall of vegetables used in the affected products. Earlier in the year, a seed snack mix produced in the United States and shipped to Canada was recalled first in Canada and later in the U.S. for fear of contamination from Listeria, a harmful bacterial...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 27, 2018 | Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

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