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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

Building a Resilient Model for Urban Agriculture
Building a Resilient Model for Urban Agriculture

The Urban Food Hubs model seeks to form a decentralized network of local food centers that improve food security and nutritional health.

From the Field: Challenges and Opportunities in On-Farm Food Safety
From the Field:  Challenges and Opportunities in On-Farm Food Safety

An on-farm food safety training program was developed to help farmers implement good food safety practices on the farm.

The Need for a Glove-Use Management System in Retail Foodservice
The Need for a Glove-Use Management System in  Retail Foodservice

Contamination of foods via the hands is ranked highly among risk factors identified during outbreak investigations.

The Importance of Storage and Transportation Quality Management Systems
The Importance of Storage and Transportation Quality Management Systems

 Storage and transportation are undervalued linkages in the food supply chain but play critical roles in food safety.

Cleanup during a Norovirus Outbreak in a Foodservice Establishment
Cleanup during a Norovirus Outbreak in a Foodservice Establishment

The use of a chemical disinfectant, not a sanitizer, is key to interrupting the spread of norovirus from contaminated surfaces during an outbreak.

Unsung Heroes: State and Local Public Health Officials Innovating in Outbreak Investigations
Unsung Heroes: State and Local Public Health Officials Innovating in Outbreak Investigations

This article highlights the dedication of local and state outbreak investigators in their localized health and agriculture agencies.

Reducing Food Safety Risks in Restaurant Operations
Reducing Food Safety Risks in Restaurant Operations

How using the right vendors can reduce food safety risks in your operation.

Why Blockchain Will Be Used to Improve Distribution Food Safety, Quality, and Traceability
Why Blockchain Will Be Used to Improve Distribution Food Safety, Quality, and Traceability

By networking and connecting food supply chain players through shared access to financial, food safety, movement, traceability, and other data, a complete real-time view of the status of the food becomes possible.

How to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses from Occurring at your Organization
How to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses from Occurring at your Organization

A closer look at the issues plaguing the Chipotle chain. How does this foodservice company get back on track?

Sanitization and Gluten-Free Dining: Fact versus Fiction
Sanitization and Gluten-Free Dining: Fact versus Fiction

Restaurants need to take precautions to sanitize gluten-free food prep areas and kitchen equipment: Are you doing enough?

Effects of Millennials on Culinary Food Safety
Effects of Millennials on Culinary Food Safety

Millennials are demanding affordable, healthy, and local food choices that are driving food safety innovation.

DRIVE-Safe Act Can Help Keep Food Moving across America’s Highways,Safely
DRIVE-Safe Act Can Help Keep Food Moving across America’s Highways,Safely

Each day, the foodservice distribution industry delivers food and supplies to over one million professional kitchens across the country. Learn how the DRIVE-Safe Act will improve safety for all involved in food distribution.

 

Is It Time to Change How We Clean and Sanitize Food Contact Surfaces with Reusable Wiping Towels?
Is It Time to Change How We Clean and Sanitize Food Contact Surfaces with Reusable Wiping Towels?

 As hygiene interventions have evolved, some have been found to be too risky for continuation.

Is That a Beet or a Banana? Unwrapping Food Fraud in the Produce Industry
Is That a Beet or a Banana? Unwrapping Food Fraud in the Produce Industry

Industry must take it upon ourselves to ensure that our supply chain is sound. It’s the best defense against food fraud we could have.

Ensuring the Safety of Gluten-Free Menu Items with Written Documentation
Ensuring the Safety of Gluten-Free Menu Items with Written Documentation

Putting procedures in writing so that they can be carefully followed is a best practice that should be in place in every establishment offering gluten-free or other allergy-safe dishes.

Handling Food Safety Risks in a Retail Bakery
Handling Food Safety Risks  in a Retail Bakery

Knowing the specific food safety needs of each product and ensuring each step is traceable are key to an effective retail bakery food safety program.

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Boon or Bane?
The Foreign Supplier Verification Program: Boon or Bane?

The Foreign Supplier Verification Program makes importers responsible for ensuring the safety of food products they bring into the U.S. for distribution and sale for consumption by the public.

Q&A on Regional Pest Suppression Associated with Widespread Bt Maize Adoption
Q&A on Regional Pest Suppression Associated with Widespread Bt Maize Adoption

The potential applications of this work with Bt maize are discussed with regard to reductions in pesticide use and resistance, as well as benefits to crop safety.

The Safe Food Transportation Rules: Safety with a Side of Flexibility
The Safe Food Transportation Rules: Safety with a Side of Flexibility

What are the practical effects of the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule on the shippers, loaders, carriers, and receivers involved in the transportation of human or animal food?  

The Future of Food Safety for the Foodservice Industry
The Future of Food Safety for the Foodservice Industry

Given the recent challenges for the U.S. restaurant and foodservice industry, it is an opportune time to explore the future of food safety in this industry sector and what lies ahead—by extension—for its supply chain partners.

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