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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

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.

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.


Fresh Trailblazers in Traceability
Fresh Trailblazers in Traceability

To achieve the highest levels of supply chain traceability, trading partners must be able to link products with locations and times.  

Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies
Training Is a Key Component in Serving Patrons with Food Allergies

Training of waitstaff on food allergens is essential, but the entire establishment should maintain an allergen-free kitchen and incorporate a company-wide food safety culture.

Product Tracing in Food Systems: Legislation versus Reality
Product Tracing in Food Systems: Legislation versus Reality

Product tracing is the ability to trace potentially contaminated product, the consumption of which may cause an adverse health impact, through the supply chain.

Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce
Perspectives from a Review of Selected Case Histories of Microbiological Problems with Imported Produce

The challenges of detecting and controlling harmful microorganisms on imported produce remain complex on both the scientific and regulatory fronts.

Now Showing: Reducing Risk Factors at Foodservice & Retail
Now Showing: Reducing Risk Factors at Foodservice & Retail

A paradigm shift in stakeholder communication and partnering is creating a food safety culture that should have a positive impact on reducing risk factors for food contamination events.

Under Construction: Bolstering Food Import Safety
Under Construction: Bolstering Food Import Safety

Food safety is always the foundation of any food company’s brand value proposition.

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.

Meeting the Challenges of Produce Supply Chain Safety
Meeting the Challenges of Produce Supply Chain Safety

Edith Garrett, a fresh produce industry insider, discusses the challenges facing the produce industry.
 

Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing
Best Practices in Refrigerated Foods Processing

Food retailers, foodservice operators and consumers who purchase refrigerated, ready-to-eat foods are more aware of—and more demanding about—food safety than ever before.

Safe Food at Retail Establishments
Safe Food at Retail Establishments

Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.

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.

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