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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

Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry
Pandemic Flu and the U.S. Food Industry

When the dust settles after a pandemic hits, the food industry and individual businesses will be judged on how they conducted operations during the pandemic.

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.

Innovations in Traceability Systems and Product ID Tools
Innovations in Traceability Systems and Product ID Tools

Product ID and labeling can aid a processor’s ability to track and trace their products through the supply chain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"Allergy Consciousness" for the Retail Food Indusrty
"Allergy Consciousness" for the Retail Food Indusrty

Unlike foodborne infections that strike without warning, folks who have food allergies (or food intolerance) generally know of them and avoid the offending ingredients.

Ingredient Chain of Custody: Impact on Food Safety
Ingredient Chain of Custody:  Impact on Food Safety

When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.

Building Consumer Trust Requires Redefining Today’s Food System
Building Consumer Trust Requires Redefining Today’s Food System

To build consumer trust, the food system must communicate ethically to build the trust that protects its freedom to operate.

Issues in Time and Temperature Abuse of Refrigerated Foods
Issues in Time and Temperature Abuse of Refrigerated Foods

Suggested temperature specifications for refrigeration of foods have been revised as knowledge and technology advancements are made.

New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers
New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers

Consumer demand for greater traceability of foods based on safety may eventually be met by industry adoption of greater traceability of foods based on security considerations.

Best Practices for Making Long-Term Changes in Behavior
Best Practices for Making Long-Term Changes in Behavior

Employees were more likely to handle food in accordance with safe food practices when their managers and coworkers stressed food safety.

 

Is Your Kitchen Certifiable? A Case for the Sanity of Food Protection Manager Programs
Is Your Kitchen Certifiable? A Case for the Sanity of Food Protection Manager Programs

It is important to translate the science of microbiology into practical and understandable terms for foodservice establishments.

Food Safety for Food Handlers
Food Safety for Food Handlers

A culture of food safety is built on a set of shared values that operators and their staff follow to produce and provide food in the safest manner.

A Fresh Look at Produce Safety
A Fresh Look at Produce Safety

An interview with James Gorny reveals the current challenges to the fresh-cut produce industry.


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.

Hot Tips for Using and Selecting Portable Thermometers
Hot Tips for Using and Selecting Portable Thermometers

Need a portable thermometer? Find out how to choose exactly what you need.


The State of Food Safety: Regulation, Collaboration and the Advancement of a Globally Safe Food Supply
The State of Food Safety: Regulation, Collaboration and the Advancement of a Globally Safe Food Supply

Everyone in the food chain needs to take a larger role in the direction of our food safety practices and help shape where we are headed.                            
 

FDA Regulation of Domestic Waterborne Transportation
FDA Regulation of Domestic Waterborne Transportation

The domestic waterborne transportation industry consists of a broad range of passenger vessels that affects food safety.

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