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...

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

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The Thanksgiving Supply Chain: Let’s Be Thankful for No Foodborne Illness

Thanksgiving is just around the corner – do you have your turkey and all the fixings for your Thanksgiving dinner ready to go? Better yet, do you know what your turkey has been through to make it to your dinner table!? Retailers and distributors sure do. They understand the high-demands of the holiday season better than anyone else. It's becoming increasingly important to respond to these demands with technology...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 20, 2018 | Supply Chain, Food Safety, HACCP

From Farm to Fork: The Dairy Supply Chain

Milk and dairy products have been associated with foodborne illness for centuries. So it’s no surprise that they’re probably the most highly regulated foods. In fact, the milk industry was the first sector of the food industry to implement its own regulations to improve food safety. To get a little perspective – in 1924, when the first Pasteurized Milk Ordinance was passed, milk products accounted for 25% of all...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 14, 2018 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

Managing Shrink: Inventory Control of Temperature Sensitive Cargo

In 2017, Baxter International shipped INTRALIPID 20% IV Fat Emulsion, 100 mL, to hospitals and healthcare providers in the United States. The shipment never made it.

Written by Garret Weigel | November 2, 2018 | Supply Chain, Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety

Enhancing Temperature Information for Food Safety Systems

The cold chain, or a temperature-controlled supply chain, provides the means for perishable products to make it to retail stores. Without the sophisticated network of interconnected logistics, the perishables section of the local grocery store would look vastly different. Many, if not most, cold chain failures are preventable and result from out-of-date supply chain technologies. Because of the importance of the...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 22, 2018 | Supply Chain, Food Safety

5 Reasons Why The FDA is Publishing Retailers Involved in Food Recalls

The FDA recently announced that they will publicize the names of retailers associated with recalls “where consumption of the food has a reasonable probability of causing serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.” Previously, they would only release the name of the recalled product rather than specific retailers distributing the product, largely due to confidential supply chain information.

Written by Garret Weigel | October 2, 2018 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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