Food Safety Software White Papers & Articles

  1. 5 Food Safety Focus Areas For 2018
    12/14/2017

    I can hardly believe we’re at the end of 2017; what a year for food safety! In reflection, it was challenging to identify key food safety issues having a pivotal impact on food safety. That said, I believe the Neumann Risk Services (NRS) Top 5 Food Safety Topics identified below brought revolutionary changes to the way the food industry tackled food safety issues in 2017 and will alter how we approach food safety and how we do business in 2018 and beyond.

  2. Third-Party Audits: Trials, Tribulations, And How To Exceed Requirements
    12/6/2017

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes are being used as the base requirement for many supply chain verification and supplier approval programs, but are customers using them independently? In many incidences, I have noted customers are taking only the GFSI certificate as a verification step without fully understanding the challenges that the schemes are having. Here, I review some of those challenges.

  3. 5 Ways Food Companies Can Win In The Digital Era
    11/17/2017

    In 2017, the food industry was filled with disruption — from Amazon acquiring Whole Foods, to significant growth in the meal-kit industry. Because of this, food companies are taking a holistic look at customer bases and determining any possible competitive advantage for 2018. In the year ahead, we'll see five ways the food industry will become more agile and opportunistic in order to win consumer loyalty.

  4. Considering In-House Food Pathogen Testing? Answer These 8 Questions
    8/10/2017

    From time to time, we come across companies planning to incorporate a food microbiology lab for in-house testing. But, sometimes companies don’t understand the complexity associated with starting these labs. This article presents key questions companies should ask to help determine if an in-house food microbiology laboratory is appropriate.

  5. FSMA Fridays: Top Risks Of Environmental Monitoring And Controls (Part One Of Four)
    8/9/2017

    SafetyChain Software’s VP of Marketing, Jill Bender is joined by The Acheson Group’s (TAG) founder and CEO Dr. David Acheson to discuss top risks in relation to environmental monitoring, as well as a review of FSMA requirements for it.

  6. What's The Secret To Managing F&B Trade/Spend Programs?
    7/24/2017

    An effective trade spending program's impact on sales can dwarf other marketing efforts. The hard part is identifying what's effective, then quantifying it. The right business software can help do just that.

  7. Integrated Software Solutions: Preparing For And Managing Change
    7/24/2017

    Food business leaders understand implementing new integrated business software is a significant and technical challenge. But, many overlook things standing in the way of success, like resistance to change.

  8. How Artificial Intelligence Can Help F&B Supply Chain Management
    7/19/2017

    Supply Chain Management is a constant struggle. Between giving consumers insights, meeting their demands, keeping real-time inventory, and ensuring all products meet quality specifications, there is a lot of data to manage. That's where Artificial Intelligence (AI) can provide F&B companies with new supply chain insights to stay ahead of the curve.

  9. A Beginner's Guide To Food Manufacturing And ERP Software
    6/22/2017

    Investing in integrated business software is a large undertaking and not something to be taken lightly. This article addresses the tasks and processes involved in implementation and how to overcome them.

  10. 5 Quality Audits Every Food Company Should Be Doing
    6/20/2017

    If one low-quality food item makes it to a first-time customer, it could completely jeopardize your relationship with that customer forever. Quality audits are a great way to fight against compromised product quality. But, what "quality audits" should be completed and how are they done?