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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

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.

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.

Safe Food in a Changing World
Safe Food in a Changing World

How will economic crises affect the efforts over the last couple of decades to assure food safety and promote consumption of healthy food.

Shopping for Food Safety and the Public Trust: What Supply Chain Stakeholders Need to Know About Consumer Attitudes
Shopping for Food Safety and the Public Trust: What Supply Chain Stakeholders Need to Know About Consumer Attitudes

If we don’t know who is getting sick from which organisms present in food, we can’t do our jobs properly to safeguard public health from foodborne pathogens.

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.

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