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Choosing an EDI vendor - especially one that integrates its EDI solution with your ERP system - is not simply a matter of choosing a commodity product on the basis of initial cost and perhaps feature sets, in order to meet a retailer's EDI mandate.Haitham Ghadiry

Food Safety

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Meeting Grower-Packer-Shipper Supply Chain Challenges with Integrated EDI

From farm to fork, the fresh produce industry faces a host of supply chain challenges, many of which relate to the flow of information. Price variability, quality reporting, food safety/traceability and labeling are just a few examples. Grower-packer-shippers and brokers must keep up with these...
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Food Preferences May be Moving to Fresher Options

More U.S. consumers are embracing fresh foods, according to a recent study published by Multi-Sponsor Surveys and noted by BevNet. Only one in six respondents said they have a “great deal” of confidence in food safety – especially imported foods – and identified this perception as one of the major...
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U.K. Food Supply Chains are Looking Up…to the Cloud

The U.K.’s food and beverage manufacturing industry is looking to cloud-based solutions to meet the needs of its changing business environment, according to an article in SHD Logistics magazine. With more product traceability requirements, safety regulations and expanding consumer demands, a...
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Sweat the Small Stuff: It Adds Up

A recent SupplyChainBrain article reported on a study by Procurian which found that tighter handling of indirect spending in areas such as IT, supply chain management, marketing and energy could save big businesses millions when managed with a continuous and holistic approach. According to...
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FDA Moves on FSMA Enforcement

  Food Logistics reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has used its power granted by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to shut down a peanut processing plant. This is the first time the FDA has exercised such authority since the passage of the FSMA on January 4, 2011. As...
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Delayed FSMA Regulations Keep Food Industry On Its Toes

At HighJump Software, we all agree that food and beverage traceability is a high priority as we were naturally intrigued by an interesting article that we found. Despite being signed into law nearly two years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet released specifics on the...
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FDA Issues its Own Progess Report on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The FDA recently released a report detailing the progress made thus far in the implementation of its Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2011. This mammoth piece of legislation represented the most significant change to the powers of the FDA in 70 years, and, as is...
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Here It Comes…The First Wave of New FSMA Food Safety Rules from the FDA

I’ve been keeping my eye out for the promised string of new food safety rules initiated by the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, which increased the power granted to the FDA to police food safety. We didn’t have long to wait. According to an article posted by Food Logistics, two new FDA...
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Time to Get Planning for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

By now food and beverage companies have had a few months to get familiar with the details of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed into law in January 2011 by President Obama. The act represents the first major food safety legislation in 70 years, and grants the FDA with more power to...
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Government Involvement In Your Business: How Much Is Too Much?

I admit it. I'm a politics junkie. I suppose it's something akin to the "watching a train wreck" tendency at times, but every day it's a new issue to consider and turn over in my head (and discuss with my husband during long car rides!). But recently I am hearing the same story over and over: ...
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