A study has demonstrated the economic impacts of foodborne illness outbreaks on supply chains by observing the damages caused by the 2018 Escherichia coli outbreak that was linked to romaine lettuce grown in California.
Faced with oat shortages domestically, some food manufacturers have looked to international sources of gluten-free oats with mixed success due to concerns about comingling. One option for obtaining high-quality oats is to source oats that are certified as gluten-free.
Continuous intelligence can help transform your supply chain by adding critical context to your data and advancing traceability. In this exclusive eBook from Food Safety Magazine, you’ll learn how Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the food and beverage industry through advanced traceability and automation to improve yield, safety, quality, and compliance. Harnessing the power of continuous intelligence will help you better manage complex supply chains, increase your productivity, and drive growth in your operation.
To address the changing landscape of food safety, GSFI Director Erica Sheward explains how the world must shift to more sustainable production and consumption patterns, as well as make food systems less fragile and unequal; all while combatting food fraud and managing the impacts of climate change.
The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically disrupted the food supply. This article seeks to explain the transcendent lessons of this national emergency, with the hope that being aware of them will help national decision-makers better prepare for next time. Our food systems, like the larger supply chain, will be challenged in the future with new kinds of disruptions, making it essential that mistakes are not repeated and that proactive, correct solutions are discovered and preparations made now.
Supply chain is critical to any food safety program. Having full control and traceability of raw materials and end products is no longer an option, but rather a requirement. In the past two years, the pandemic has exposed new weaknesses and made visible the business risks posed by an unstable supply chain.
This episode features our discussion with Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association, about how politics, public health, and regulatory stringency can all impact food safety as well as a Food Safety Insights column update from Bob Ferguson of Strategic Consulting.