An article published this year in the Food Control journal says improving food traceability requires the use of the best new technologies and there are a variety of promising technologies today to enhance food traceability systems (FTS), such as fifth-generation (5G), mobile communication systems, and distributed ledger technology (DLT).
In our digital-first world where data breaches and cybersecurity threats are on the rise, organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their commitment to protecting sensitive information.
One powerful tool is the System and Organization Controls (SOC) audit, an independent assessment designed to provide assurance to stakeholders that a company has adequate controls in place to protect its data, systems, and operations.
Food traceability technology developments are crucial to keeping the global food supply chain secure, transparent, and resilient in the face of modern challenges.
“The food traceability technology market is fundamental to improving food safety, providing a method of tracking, tracing, and documenting the journey of food items through the supply chain,” reports Packaging Digest.
In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, cloud-based software has emerged as a game-changer for the food industry as farm-to-table is transitioning to farm-to-data-to-table.
The power of cloud computing has revolutionized the $4+ trillion fresh and packaged food industry in many areas, enabling resilience, margin expansion, adaptation to shifting consumer demands, action on sustainability, and more.
In today's fast-paced business environment, the effective management of warehouses plays a vital role in ensuring operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Warehouse management may be invisible to the average customer but can be the difference between success and failure for many operations.
“Any business that stores items in a warehouse knows that effective management is the difference between fulfilling customer orders quickly and accurately while keeping costs down versus hearing complaints about delayed or inaccurate shipments and higher operating costs,” says Oracle’s NetSuite.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries released a draft of its National Seafood Strategy this month with a goal of getting more seafood on consumer’s plates thanks in part to using technology to modernize the supply chain and industry infrastructure.
“The strategy also responds to the unprecedented challenges facing the U.S. seafood industry, including climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, new technologies and other ocean uses, and significant labor shortages and aging infrastructure,” said NOAA Fisheries as it opened up a 30-day comment period on the draft.
One of the linchpins of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is that some foods need to be tracked to a greater degree than other foods to help prevent foodborne illnesses and deaths.
The technological changes that have swept the world in our lifetime are mind-boggling with the first personal computers released in the 1980s, the internet as we know it today launched in the 1990s, iPhones introduced in the 2000s, and the rise of cloud computing over the last decade.
For business and the workplace, the digital revolution has ushered in advances not thought possible just a few years ago.
The role of food packaging, and subsequently repacking by wholesale food distributors, helps keep this vital supply chain safe and efficient.
“Think about it, without a regulated system of food packing processes, materials and systems, we would be no further ahead than if we were still in the dark ages,” says dry blending and custom packing company Dure Foods.