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The Crucial Role of Food Inventory Software

Sep 22, 2022 12:59:00 PM posted in Traceability, Inventory, Food Recalls

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Inventory management is important in every sector of the economy, but when it comes to the food industry, the proper inventory software in place can help manage supply chain logistics, ensure the timely delivery of perishables, and most importantly, safeguard consumers with beginning-to-end traceability.

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Wendy’s Removes Some Romaine Lettuce in 6 States After E. coli Outbreak

Sep 8, 2022 12:06:00 PM posted in Traceability, Food Recalls

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Fast food restaurant chain Wendy’s has taken the precautionary measure to remove romaine lettuce being used in burgers and sandwiches across six states after an E. coli outbreak.

“Investigators are continuing to collect different types of data to identify the food source of this multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections,” reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a September 1, 2022, update. “A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak, but many sick people reported eating burgers and sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants before getting sick.”

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Listeria Outbreak at Sara Lee: One of the Worst Food Recalls Ever

Aug 25, 2022 12:04:04 PM posted in Traceability, Food Recalls

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The food and beverage industry is very competitive so normally it’s great to make the top of any list … except when it comes to the worst food recalls of all time.

That is one list to avoid, but the listeria outbreak at Sara Lee just over two decades ago, unfortunately holds the top spot in the “Eat This, Not That!” rundown published this year of “The 7 Worst Food Recalls of All Time”.

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Food Packaging and Repacking: Keep the Supply Chain Safe and Efficient

Aug 10, 2022 2:49:00 PM posted in Traceability, Safety, Technology

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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.

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Blue Bell Product Recall and the Importance of Food Tracking

Jul 21, 2022 3:51:00 PM posted in Traceability, Safety, Food Recalls

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If you are a Texan, then you know that Blue Bell ice cream is high on the Lone Star State’s pantheon of beloved brands, sandwiched somewhere between Buc-ee’s and Whataburger.

You might also recall that Blue Bell was at the center of a high profile multi state listeriosis outbreak, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with one of the 20+ species of the listeria bacteria.

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Food Sustainability: Farm and Food Collaboration is Key

Jul 8, 2022 2:26:00 PM posted in Traceability, Sustainability, Lifestyle

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Food sustainability may be the hottest topic in the food and beverage industry right now with public expectations growing daily to “get it right” for the future of the planet.

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How the Ukraine Wheat Shortage Affects the U.S. Food Supply

Jun 22, 2022 2:15:00 PM posted in Traceability, Inflation

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, fighting that involves two countries that account for nearly 30 percent of the world’s wheat exports, has sparked food supply concerns around the globe with fears of grain shortages and escalating prices.

Ukraine, which has been called the breadbasket of Europe because of its key agricultural exports, reported in May that the country’s grain exports were down 64 percent year-over-year.

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Why Maintaining a Software Tracking System is Crucial to Your Business

Jun 6, 2022 12:50:00 PM posted in Traceability, Technology

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Maintaining a software tracking system for your business is no longer a luxury but a critical component that can keep you competitive in complex markets.

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Mother’s Day Flowers Could be in Short Supply This Year

May 5, 2022 11:19:54 AM posted in Traceability, Inflation

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Flowers have been a go-to gift on Mother’s Day for more than 100 years, but beautiful bouquets from local florists in 2022 could be in short supply due to supply chain woes, labor shortages and inflation.

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Food Fiascos: Peanut Corporation of America

Jan 5, 2022 10:30:00 AM posted in Traceability, Food Recalls

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When it comes to “Food Fiascos” you need to start with the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) where lax sanitary conditions and unethical actions led to a 2008-09 salmonella outbreak that not only led to illness and death but bankrupted a $25 million company in months and sent its CEO to prison for 28 years in the stiffest penalty ever in a food-borne illness case.

In a final report issued in April 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that a strain of Salmonella serotype Typhimurium, linked to peanut butter sourced back to PCA processing plants, had sickened 714 people across 46 states with nine deaths reported.

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