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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

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.

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.

Earthbound Farm: Balancing Food Safety From Seed to Shelf
Earthbound Farm: Balancing Food Safety From Seed to Shelf

For produce producer Earthbound Farm, food safety begins in the field.

Foodservice Distribution: Maintaining the Cold Chain
Foodservice Distribution: Maintaining the Cold Chain

Customers should be aware of the food safety differences between distributors, especially in a down economy when many are making choices based on price.

Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight
Produce GAPs Harmonization: The Goal Is in Sight

The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
 

Supplier Scorecards: Are They Right for You?
Supplier Scorecards: Are They Right for You?

The best outcome of launching a supplier scorecard process is to achieve total customer satisfaction.

The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transporation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?
The Squeaky Wheel: Is Transportation the Watershed for Food Safety and Food Defense?

Food safety and defense transportation programs (possibly integrated) must be developed and implemented
 

Golden State Foods’ Quality Assurance Turns to Platinum
Golden State Foods’ Quality Assurance Turns to Platinum

An overview of Golden State Foods QA program is discussed.

Hitting the Traceability Target at Birds Eye Foods
Hitting the Traceability Target at Birds Eye Foods

Rapid traceability throughout the raw product supply chain is a key component of Birds Eye;s food safety program.

Getting the Best of Time & Temperature
Getting the Best of Time & Temperature

An interview with Jenny Scott, M.Sc., was conducted to gain her perspective on time and temperature controls in the food chain.

Food Safety Trends Exploring Implications of Mandatory Safety Standards in Retail and Foodservice
Food Safety Trends Exploring Implications of Mandatory Safety Standards in Retail and Foodservice

Retail and foodservice companies are taking greater care in selecting business partners that will be proactive partners in food safety.

Video Helps Serve Up Safe Food
Video Helps Serve Up Safe Food

Video surveillance is an invaluable tool for maintaining food safety in grocery stores, supermarkets, quick-service restaurants, deli/cafes and other retail food service outlets.

"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.

A Country-by-Country Look at Regulations and Best Practices in the Global Cold Chain
A Country-by-Country Look at Regulations and Best Practices in the Global Cold Chain

Each sector of the food industry is charged with the responsibility of adhering to and utilizing proper food handling techniques.

5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods
5 Steps to the Safety & Quality of Refrigerated RTE Foods

Martin Mitchell, Technical Director, Refrigerated Foods Association discusses the safety and quality of refrigerated RTE foods.

Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety
Produce GAP Standards: Harmonizing Food Safety

If the food safety standards and audit checklists are harmonized across the different audit groups, that should make it easier for customers to compare, and accept, audit results.
 

FDA’s Obesity Initiative: A Look at Applied Nutrition and Labeling
FDA’s Obesity Initiative: A Look at Applied Nutrition and Labeling

A discussion of FDA’s obesity initiative, focusing on nutritional content and labeling is presented.

The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game
The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game

The trucking industry has never had a more timely opportunity to play its part in implementing and improving delivery control systems for temperature-sensitive goods.

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.                            
 

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