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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...

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

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The First World Food Safety Day and Preventing Foodborne Illness

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have worked together to mark June 7th as the first ever World Food Safety Day (WFSD). This day is meant to highlight the risks of foodborne illness and food insecurity that threaten hundreds of millions of people every year. By calling attention to the issue, the WHO and the FAO want to bring food safety to the...

Written by Garret Weigel | June 5, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP

Taking Food Safety Further with an FSMS

The FDA report makes a compelling argument that food service has plenty to do to ensure the safety and quality of food products along the supply chain. So, what’s the best way to go about it?

Written by Garret Weigel | May 30, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP

How Proactive Organizations Solve for Weaknesses in the Food Chain

Foodborne illness remains a major public health concern in the United States. As estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), outbreaks cause approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year.

Written by Garret Weigel | May 22, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP

2 Ways SmartSense Leveraged IoT to Combat Food Safety

Food safety should be top of mind for foodservice organizations. The idea is surprisingly simple: keep food free of foodborne illness. The implementation of temperature controlled food safety, however, is surprisingly difficult: monitor and maintain temperature of each and every perishable food item that will be consumed. The complexity of monitoring food from farm to fork inevitably leads to negligence. Food...

Written by Garret Weigel | March 22, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP

The Globalization of Fresh Produce

"In the freight industry, the year-round produce that we enjoy impacts the supply and demand for trucks, affects capacity, and freight rates as well," writes FreightWaves Market Expert Michael Crosby on their website. "Strawberries and lettuce from California, tomatoes and oranges from Florida or grapefruit and pecans from Texas definitely influence the freight markets, but there’s more than inland transportation...

Written by Garret Weigel | March 20, 2019 | Food Safety, Connected Facility, HACCP, Supply Chain

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