Food Traceability White Papers & Articles

  1. Traceability Sourcing The Data — A Critical Challenge
    10/13/2014

    It’s no secret that more and more companies across multiple industries are being challenged by the need to track and completely trace products they produce or materials they handle.

  2. How Traceability Technologies Connect The Food-Safety Dots
    10/8/2014

    Traceability systems for food and beverage companies run the gamut from pen and paper to high-powered software.

  3. How Is FSMA Impacting Food Manufacturing?
    6/27/2014

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011 but not yet fully implemented via regulations, represents the most comprehensive change to food safety regulation since the 1930s.

  4. Food Traceability: Solving The Imperative Of Compliance
    4/28/2014

    Consumers’ confidence in the food they consume is eroding. The numbers quickly illustrate why: in the last few years FDA food recalls increased nearly 400%, largely due to salmonella and undeclared allergens1. Ghastly stories such as contaminated foods causing deaths across several states further diminish consumers’ confidence in food—and in the retailers where they purchased the recalled produce.

  5. It’s More Than Food Defense
    1/22/2014

    FSMA’s new intentional adulteration rule — food defense vs. food fraud. In late 2013, the FDA published its proposed rules to prevent the intentional adulteration of food. The announcement of Section 106 was widely covered in trade journals, and to a lesser extent, in the general media due to its focus on food defense and terrorism. Although protecting the public's health from terrorists is of concern, food fraud is another type of intentional adulteration deserving attention.

  6. Food Safety Modernization Act and e-Pedigree With Intelleflex' Temperature Monitor
    11/1/2012

    The Food Safety Modernization Act (signed by President Obama in January 2011), and the e-Pedigree law, set to take effect in January 2015 should drive demand for Intelleflex’ solutions, and asset tracking technologies in general

     

  7. Article: Leaning QC: Lonza Rolls Out Raman For Materials ID
    9/1/2010
    As part of an effort to Lean its raw material QC process, Lonza Biologics’ Portsmouth, New Hampshire facility evaluated several new spectroscopic technologies—Raman, NIR, and FTIR handheld or portable devices—for rapidly verifying incoming raw materials. By paul thomas, senior editor
  8. Article: How I Survived A Product Recall!
    4/16/2010
    No food service company large or small is immune from the dangers of a product recall. Just ask Al Feucht, owner of Brandon Meats and Sausage, Inc., a meat processor with 25 employees located in Brandon, Wisconsin, 90 miles south of Green Bay. On May 21, 2001, Feucht, who has worked in the retail and wholesale slaughtering meat business for over 20 years, found his life a stress-ridden nightmare after state meat inspectors informed him of a Listeria contamination. Suddenly, the company he had owned since 1985 and which processed more than nine tons of meat each week for local customers, was teetering. By Cole Parmer
  9. Improving The Safety Of The Food Supply Chain: The Value Of RFID And Traceability On A Growing Problem
    1/27/2009
    RFID provides highly accurate data by automating data capture, improving the safety as well as the efficiency of the food chain. By Motorola
  10. Vision Inspection: Now Vital For Food Safety

    A vision inspection solution is an essential part of a food processors safety program. It ensures that information on the packaging mirrors the defined content, is readable, and in some cases checks for seal integrity. This white paper explains how a vision inspection systems can help food manufacturers protect their brand and their bottom line.