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Supply Chain

The following list is a collection of all articles in the Supply Chain category. To refine your list, select from the subcategories provided in the navigation bar and here for your convenience: Foodservice/Retail, Growers/GAPs, Imports/Exports, Regulation, Temperature Control/Cold Chain, Traceability/Recall, Transportation

Can Shipping Conditions Influence Your Listeria Test Results?
Can Shipping Conditions Influence Your <i>Listeria</i> Test Results?

Environmental Listeria sampling is popular among food manufacturers because it greatly reduces the time and cost associated with end-product testing for the pathogen.

Driving Best Practices in Distribution
Driving Best Practices in Distribution

Distributors should establish clear protocols to ensure that product is stored properly and travels at the proper temperature to maintain its integrity.

Top 7 Processing and Foodservice Equipment Standards
Top 7 Processing and Foodservice Equipment Standards

Seven standards should be used as reference resources when conducting a plan review or providing input on new construction or remodeling of an existing food plant.

FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce
FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce

The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.

Antibiotic Resistance: An Emerging Food Safety Concern
Antibiotic Resistance: <br>An Emerging Food Safety Concern

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens is inherently linked to how antibiotics have been used in food animal production.

Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System
Transportation: The Squeaky Wheel of the Food Safety System

It isn't difficult to see that, independent of the mode of transportation, foods and food ingredients are susceptible to abuse and/or contamination during transportation and storage.

McDonald’s USA: A Golden Arch of Supply Chain Food Safety
McDonald’s USA: A Golden Arch of Supply Chain Food Safety

This fast-food giant describes how it manages food safety and quality across the U.S. supply chain.

Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else
Growers Beware: Adopt GAPs or Else

Good Agricultural Practices are a logical extension of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points into the fresh produce industry.

Integrated Pest Management in Foodservice Establishments
Integrated Pest Management in Foodservice Establishments

Common to all pest control strategies is the use of the creatures’ own habits and lifestyles against them for a healthier food establishment.      

Prepared Foods: Fast & Easy for the Consumer, but Prepared Safely?
Prepared Foods: Fast & Easy for the Consumer, but Prepared Safely?

Visiting and observing retail establishments will provide a broad perspective on how food safety processes are implemented and the level of commitment to food safety.

Continuous Improvement Trends in Produce Traceability
Continuous Improvement Trends in Produce Traceability

The Produce Traceability Initiative action plan outlines seven key elements and milestones for implementing the whole-chain traceability process.

Supplier Management: Six Steps to Selecting the Right Supplier
Supplier Management: Six Steps to Selecting the Right Supplier

Selecting the right ingredient supplier may seem like an onerous process for your supply chain, but this is an important food safety-related decision.  

Breaking the Perishable Products Paradigm: Hurdle Technology Solutions from Field to Fork
Breaking the Perishable Products Paradigm: Hurdle Technology Solutions from Field to Fork

Refrigerated, perishable products offer a unique level of complexity since there is no singular technology to assure product safety for the broad spectrum of products that exist.

Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations
Using the C-A-S-H System in Retail Operations

There is a heightened sense of urgency surrounding the implementation of food safety programs at retail locations.

How to Deal With Foodservice Sector Complaints and Crises
How to Deal With Foodservice Sector Complaints and Crises

Crises arising from consumer complaints are believed to outnumber all other factors by an order of magnitude.

Produce Traceability and Trace-back: From Seed to Shelf and Beyond
Produce Traceability and Trace-back: <br>From Seed to Shelf and Beyond

Traceability is the key to executing a proactive retrieval of lots implicated in a suspected or identified pathogen-detection event.

Cook-chill Reduced-oxygen Packaging in Retail and Foodservice Operations
Cook-chill Reduced-oxygen Packaging in Retail and Foodservice Operations

The cook-chill process also decreases labor, product handling and chances of cross-contamination of foods.

How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach
How Wendy's Prevents Foreign Material in Its  Meat Supply: A Proactive Approach

Wendy’s first line of defense is their quality systems in place at each processing plant and a trained workforce and a system that alerts them to possible presence of foreign materials.

Assuring the Safety of Imported Meat and Poultry
Assuring the Safety of Imported Meat and Poultry

A significant aspect of imported meat and poultry products that many people may not realize is that individual establishments cannot make application to the FSIS to export products to the U.S.

Evolution of a State Food Safety Program
Evolution of a State Food Safety Program

As food safety programs nationwide continue to change to adapt to the ever-moving world of protecting our food supply, the process must continue to improve.

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