Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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...
Monday, December 16, 2013
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...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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...
Friday, February 1, 2013
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...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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...
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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: ...