Is Our Food Any Safer Since the Passage of FSMA?

In just the last couple of months, we’ve been reading reports about one new food recall after another: Listeria in smoked salmon, E.coli in ground beef, and...

Written by Garret Weigel | December 5, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy: Welcome to the C-Suite!

Over the past few decades, the supply chain market and logistics industries have gone through a makeover. It’s had a name change. It’s been recognized as a science and discipline - certainly more than in the past. And it’s risen to the forefront of many C-suites, as leadership can talk to it readily as an integral part of corporate strategy for the operations of many successful companies.

Written by Garret Weigel | December 3, 2019 | Supply Chain

Preventing Grocery Store Food Waste at Thanksgiving

During the holiday season, Americans throw out 25% more trash than the rest of the year. As you can imagine, Thanksgiving is the holiday triggering the highest percentage of food as part of this waste. If this year mirrors past statistics, we will collectively discard 35% – or 204 million pounds – of edible turkey meat. More than 150 million pounds of potatoes, green beans and other vegetable sides will find their...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 27, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

Amazon Delivers Just in Time for the Holidays

There's probably no greater retail revolution in our lifetime than Amazon’s remarkable ability to offer every product and numerous services you may need. Despite adding its Prime Day delivery and ambitious and aggressive promises, they seem to be holding their word well. But think of the increase in the number of parcels that are delivered to your doorstep every day due to the Amazon effect. Who delivers all those...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 20, 2019 | Supply Chain

Let’s Talk Turkey: Food Safety Along the Cold Chain at Thanksgiving

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.

Written by Garret Weigel | November 14, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA, Supply Chain

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. The food supplier was a California-based company that was responsible for recalling some 2,811 pounds of ready-to-eat salads.

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

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