Food and Beverage

3 Things to Know About the FDA’s New Food Safety Blueprint for Traceability and Recall Prevention

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Although supply chain technology has helped regulate business activities, foodborne illnesses still wreak havoc on millions of consumers every year. In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law to further regulate the way food is grown, harvested, and processed, in effort to shift from a reaction to a prevention model. However, from 2013…

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3 Ways to Rebuild the Food and Beverage Supply Chain after COVID-19

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COVID-19 has created severe disruptions to the supply chain, and it’s not just a matter of running out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Deeper implications show a shrinking window of access to food and other critical items and a growing mountain of waste due to spoilage and reduced demand.  For example, Belgium recently announced…

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Food & Beverage Procurement

Remove Bottlenecks in Food and Beverage Procurement with Specification Management Software

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Procurement is a key component of a successful food and beverage operation, but managing inventory and suppliers can present complex challenges for even the most accomplished F&B companies. Since fresh ingredients are often involved, you also have the added challenge of time limitations and expiration dates. Even with the best-laid plans and intentions, an organization…

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Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

How CPGs Can Accelerate Speed-to-Market

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When a new product pops up on a store shelf for the first time, consumers don’t realize the time, cost, and challenges the company incurred to get it there. From product development and testing to manufacturing and packaging, there’s a lot that goes into the creation of a new product. What’s more, the companies don’t…

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A Day in the Life of a Food Quality Professional

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Think back to dinner last night: Did the flavor and texture profile of your meal match what you expected? What if your meal contained harmful microbes?  The life of a food quality professional involves answering these questions so consumers can chew with confidence.  I spent the beginning of my career in quality assurance before entering…

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