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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

Food Traceability: One Ingredient in a Safe and Efficient Food Supply
Food Traceability: One Ingredient in a Safe and Efficient Food Supply

What is traceability, does it work and what does it accomplish?

The Food Safety Challenge of the Global Food Supply Chain
The Food Safety Challenge of the Global Food Supply Chain

It is no secret that there has been significant media exposure, public health impact and decrease in consumer confidence in recent years due to some significant food safety incidents.

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.


Fiorucci Foods: Automated Traceability Enhances Safety & Quality
Fiorucci Foods: Automated Traceability Enhances Safety & Quality

Fiorucci Foods reveals their approach to food traceability, which has enhanced their overall levels of food safety and quality.

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.      

Protection for the Global Food Network
Protection for the  Global Food Network

Training is the key step to protect public health from the ever-increasing number of food products entering the global supply chain.

From Soup to Nuts: Regulatory, Legal and Communications Issues Involved in Food Recalls
From Soup to Nuts: Regulatory, Legal and Communications Issues Involved in Food Recalls

Recalls often occur at a rapid pace, requiring manufacturers to quickly decipher, analyze and act upon an evolving fact pattern.

Communicating During and Through a Food Recall
Communicating During and Through a Food Recall

Effective, responsible communication is key to maintaining trust in the food system and a challenge for communicating prior to, during and after a recall.  

A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration
A Simple Introduction to Thermometry and Basic Calibration

An accurate thermometer in the hands of a trained food safety professional can mean the difference between health and illness for your customers.

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.

The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated
The “Danger Zone” Reevaluated

For many years, a so-called “danger zone” has been used for alerting foodservice and other food industry personnel about temperatures that are potentially hazardous for holding foods.

Cleaning and Sanitization of Food-contact Surfaces in Retail/Foodservice Establishments
Cleaning and Sanitization of Food-contact Surfaces in Retail/Foodservice Establishments

The two sanitization methods commonly used in retail/foodservice establishments are heat and chemicals.

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.

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.

Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise
Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise

Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.

Supply Chain Verification to Improve Product Recall and Crisis Management Plans
Supply Chain Verification to Improve Product Recall and Crisis Management Plans

Supply chain verification isn’t a new concept, but it is more relevant in today’s food and agriculture system than ever before.

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