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5 Solutions to Make the U.S. Food System More Sustainable

Jan 20, 2021 12:08:59 PM posted in Sustainability

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Americans walking down their grocery aisle can select from a diverse abundance of low-cost foods to put in their carts so why would we worry about the sustainability of the U.S. Food System? After all, Americans spend less of their disposable income on food than any other country in the world, spending just 9.5 percent in 2019, according to the USDA, down from 17 percent in 1960.

The price at the checkout scanner, however, does not reflect the true economic, social, and environmental costs which impact the sustainability of the U.S. food system. To glean this true cost, we must understand agriculture production and consumption patterns.

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Final Opportunity to Comment on FDA Food Traceability Proposed Rule

Dec 1, 2020 11:16:00 AM posted in Traceability, Inventory

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The public has its third and final chance on Dec. 2, 2020 to comment on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. The virtual one-day meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST follows similar meetings on Nov. 6 and Nov. 18. Registration is required to attend the meeting and space is limited.

Almost a decade in the making the FDA’s “Food Traceability Proposed Rule” was published on Sept. 23, 2020. The rule is mandated by Sec. 204(d) of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) passed by Congress in 2011.

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E. Coli Outbreaks - Possible Link to Recalled Romaine Lettuce

Nov 16, 2020 1:16:14 PM posted in Safety, Food Recalls

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are currently investigating three E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks that have sickened more than 50 across 15 states, including one death in Michigan.

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Check Out the Benefits of FreshByte’s Fresh Portal Add-On

Oct 20, 2020 10:31:00 AM posted in Fresh Portal

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Here at FreshByte, we offer comprehensive distribution solutions geared towards helping enterprises of all sizes benefit from streamlined business model from inception and creation to distribution and rapid inventory control and beyond. Our purchasing software makes it easy keep track of customer’s preferences, manage orders, financial statements and much more on your end.

However, growth in technology has changed the way the B2B and B2C worlds work. That is why we are also staying innovative with our software solutions. We strive to allow you to do business the way you want, when you want and from wherever you want.

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Extreme Weather Affects Inventory & Distribution

Sep 15, 2020 5:57:00 PM posted in Inventory

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When it comes to bad weather, most people think about the damage it can cause to homes and the personal lives of the people affected. But there's much more to an extreme weather event than that. Weather that causes chaos and disruption for individuals can cause the same types of problems for businesses and supply chains. That means that inventory and distribution issues can quickly start to appear, and the people and companies that need to get items to and from locations may start to see a breakdown of those items' ability to travel.

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Food Recalls: Timely Communication Helps Protect the Public's Health

Aug 17, 2020 9:40:00 AM posted in Safety

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There is nothing more stressful than dealing with a food recall. Food issues can happen throughout the entire supply chain process, whether the problem occurred while the food was growing on the farm, during the processing, or when shipped out to retailers. There are several different reasons why a food product may be recalled. Timely communication must be performed to ensure that the product is pulled from the shelves and that the public understands the recall in case they have purchased the specific product.

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How Innovative Food Service Safety Can Enhance Future Operations

Jul 14, 2020 5:11:00 PM posted in Safety

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has made business owners change how their operations implement health and safety policies for their workers. This factor has had the biggest impact on the food service, convenience retail and wholesale distribution industries. Convenience retail and grocery stores are changing their storefront set ups to promote social distancing and provide ways to keep products safe and surfaces sanitized to cut down on the spread of germs and bacteria.

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Challenges in Supply and Demand

Jun 18, 2020 11:15:00 AM posted in Inventory

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There's no end to the economic headlines that have been brought about by the coronavirus. The fear of transmission has caused people to head to the grocer story in record numbers across the entire US. But some of the most attention-grabbing have had to do with meat and poultry. These items can't be produced as safely as they were given the threat of the virus.

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Vistage recognizes Trevor Morris with the 2020 Leadership Award

May 15, 2020 12:45:00 PM

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Houston, TX – [May 15, 2020]Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses, today announced that Trevor Morris is the recipient of the Leadership Award. The Vistage Leadership Award honors members for their achievement in leadership. These members embody Vistage’s values of trust, caring, challenge and growth and make great decisions that benefit their companies, families and communities.

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Inventory Control - Fresh Byte Software

Apr 22, 2020 2:31:19 PM posted in Inventory

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Distributors and manufacturers of all size know that inventory control is critical to maximizing profits and generating revenue. They have to be able to manage their inventory levels in order to keep the supply chain moving as efficiently and effectively as possible. When they have more control over their inventory and a better understanding of where all items are in the distribution process, they can make the best possible decisions for their business and for their customers.

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