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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

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.

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.

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.

A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food
A Long Row to Hoe for Safer Food

The proposed Produce Safety Rule takes an integrated and common-sense approach focusing on common actions effective in achieving safe produce.

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.  

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 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.

The Food Establishment Plan Review
The Food Establishment Plan Review

Problems with food protection rise exponentially with crowding and overuse, particularly in the foodservice realm.

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.

Managing Food Safety Risk in a Foreign Supplier Verification Program
Managing Food Safety Risk in a Foreign Supplier Verification Program

The key to understanding any foreign Supplier Verification Program is to deconstruct it and look at the parts individually while keeping in mind how they will all fit back together and function.

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.

Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork
Two-Party System Assures Premier Pork

Swift & Co., one of the nation’s largest pork processors, places great emphasis on its responsibility to provide safe and wholesome products to its customers.

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.

Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture
Supply Chain and Food Safety Culture

To illustrate the importance of assumptions across the supply chain, we look from farming leafy greens to serving customers or selling to consumers through a food retail outlet.

 

Moving from Uneasiness to Confidence under the Sanitary Transportation Rule
Moving from Uneasiness to Confidence under the Sanitary Transportation Rule

There continues to be confusion about what compliance with the Sanitary Transportation rule should actually look like in practice.

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.

"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.

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.

Ensuring the Safety and Quality of Fried Foods
Ensuring the Safety and Quality of Fried Foods

The dynamic nature of frying and the sea changes that the industry is experiencing with trans fatty acids means that processors and restaurant operators must take even greater care to follow good quality practices.

Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering
Jack in the Box: Fostering Food Safety Through Great Partnering

Dave Theno’s commitment to transparency guides the industry through a horrific failure in food protection.

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