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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...

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

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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

The Challenges of Food Safety in Grocery Stores

Grocery stores provide a wide variety of goods, ranging from standard food products such as produce and dairy, and extending as far as pet products or sporting goods. This presents a unique problem to grocers: how do you get a handle on food safety when there are so many departments to manage? Additionally, consumers are becoming more health conscience and are demanding fresher, healthier foods, which requires more...

Written by Garret Weigel | March 8, 2019 | Food Safety, Connected Facility, HACCP

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