Food Traceability White Papers & Articles

  1. A Food Recall’s Ripple Effect: What We’ve Learned From Valley Milk Products

    The Valley Milk Products recall resulted in a subsequent ripple effect of recalls affecting over 30 companies. As this food safety event has played out over the last several months, it has also raised several questions on how the industry should react and handle these types of chain-reaction-like recalls.

  2. 5 Questions To Ask For Effective Food Safety Training

    All departments of any company — accounting, production, quality assurance, upper management, etc. —need training. But, how important is training in the role of food safety? In a word: vital.

  3. Avoiding The Pitfalls Of Recordkeeping and Sanitation Under FSMA

    Two cornerstones of FSMA’s final rule on Preventative Controls for Human Food are record keeping and sanitation. Food manufacturers and processors, along with companies importing goods into the U.S., are now being held to a much higher standard of sanitation, documentation, and compliance to better protect the health of the U.S. public.

  4. Tips For Avoiding Nasty Surprises In ERP Selection And Implementation

    Buying and implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is vital, but risky business. This white paper offers tips to make your ERP purchase and implementation go as smoothly as possible.

  5. Reimagining Product Packaging For The Needs Of A Transparent World

    Product information transparency is top of mind among consumers. A recent survey from Label Insights reveals a whopping 94 percent of respondents are likely to be loyal to a brand offering complete product information. This confirms what many in the food industry have known to be true: consumer culture is driving forward an important revolution in the way brands communicate to their customers.

  6. SQF Edition 8: What To Expect

    SQF has gone through many changes to keep up with industry standards and the benchmarking requirements of GFSI. When the eighth edition of SQF comes out next month, will you be ready for it?

  7. FSMA’s Final Sanitary Transportation Rule Provides Greater Flexibility

    With the publication of the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule, the food industry now has six of the seven foundational rules that establish a modern, risk-based framework for food safety. When compared with the original proposed rule, this final rule is flexible and takes into account the transportation industry’s existing best practices that prevent food safety risks. Taking into account comments from approximately 240 submissions from individuals, some of the major revisions address efforts to protect food from contamination during transportation.

  8. What Are Your Responsibilities Under FSMA’s Sanitary Transport Rule?

    The FDA recently finalized one of its seven proposed rules under FSMA: the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. Proposed on February 5, 2014, the final rule was published in the Federal Register on April 6 this year and includes nearly 200 comments from industry, interest groups, and individual stakeholders. The rule aims to minimize public health risks associated with the transportation of food and beverages by building on the transportation industry best practices, such as properly refrigerating food, adequately cleaning vehicles between loads, and properly protecting food during transportation.

  9. IFS ERP Mobility Survey

    This study illuminates how ERP software is accessed via mobile devices, what types of applications and interfaces respondents are most interested in, and how mobile is changing the way we work.

  10. What Happens When Enterprise Software Is Too Hard to Use?

    Working outside of ERP systems can cause recordkeeping nightmares for manufacturers. This report explains what happens when ERP is too hard to use and offers way to simplify it.