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Different Types of Foodborne Germs and Illnesses

Jun 15, 2021 9:02:23 AM posted in Safety

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There is nothing worse than enjoying a good meal only to feel sick, hours or sometimes days later from something you ate. Most Americans experience it at some time with the CDC estimating that some 48 million get sick from a foodborne illness each year.

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Why You Need a Tracking System to Keep Your Floral Business Fresh

May 21, 2021 10:36:00 AM posted in Inventory

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The floral business is tough enough without having integrated tools at your fingertips to manage essential tasks such as inventory control, purchasing, receiving, slotting and pricing.

“Whether you’re in your first month or your fifth year of business, I’d encourage you to start keeping track of different areas in your biz,” writes florist Sarah Luthy.

Utilizing a floral distribution software such as FreshByte Software can not only make sure your flowers stay fresh but can help you maximize profits by preventing spoiled product in the fast-paced business.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Perishable Inventory

Apr 26, 2021 2:42:00 PM posted in Inventory

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Companies can lose a lot of money by letting perishable inventory expire or go bad. Unfortunately, it can be hard for manufacturers, importers and retailers to keep track of all of their inventory and determine what items need to be put out first to minimize those losses. Learning more about what perishable inventory is, why it should be tracked and how to track it can help your business. Here is more information about perishable inventory. 

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How Traceability May Affect the Way We Eat

Apr 19, 2021 2:42:00 PM posted in Traceability

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Technology is changing the entire world around us, and food is not excluded. Technology is allowing consumers and suppliers to better track and trace the exact origins of every ingredient that goes into any type of product that they are manufacturing or purchasing.

Traceability has many benefits associated with it, and may soon affect the way consumers purchase products and what they eat. Here are just a few of the key ways that traceability may soon impact consumers. 

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Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Explained

Mar 25, 2021 1:00:00 PM posted in Traceability

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For almost 20 years now in the United States grocery store consumers have been able to identify which country many of the commodities in their shopping cart come from thanks to a "cool" idea – specifically the Country of Origin Label (COOL) legislation.

The labeling law requires certain retailers, mostly grocery stores and supermarkets, to identify the country of origin of certain foods such as perishable agricultural commodities (fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables), peanuts, pecans, ginseng, macadamia nuts, wild and farm-raised fish and shellfish, and muscle cuts and ground chicken, goat, and lamb.

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True Cost Accounting in the Food Industry

Mar 9, 2021 12:49:00 PM posted in Accounting

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Calculating the true costs of the food we consume is a bit more complicated than simply adding up all our grocery bills and dining receipts. “We pay for food in many ways, not just at the checkout,” writes the Sustainable Food Trust, the global voice for sustainable food and health.

A true cost accounting in the food industry has to take into account how the food is produced and how its consumption contributes to our healthy (or not so healthy) diet.

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Produce Traceability Initiative Improves Food Safety Across the Supply Chain

Feb 23, 2021 11:35:10 AM posted in Traceability

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The industry-led Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) is boosting consumer confidence and food safety by working to achieve standardized, electronic track and trace procedures across the supply chain.

A voluntary, industry-wide effort started more than a decade ago, PTI seeks to maximize the effectiveness of traceability procedures, while enhancing the speed and efficiency of track and trace systems for the future.

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Why Traceability is Important to the Food and Beverage Industry

Feb 9, 2021 10:15:00 AM posted in Traceability, Safety

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In an ideal world all our meals might be farm-to-table, consuming food like Americans did 200 years ago when 90 percent of the population lived on farms and produced their own food to eat. The reality, however, is that most of the food on our fork today is the product of an increasingly complex global food supply chain tasked with feeding the planet’s 7.8 billion people.

To ensure safety, security and sustainability in this complex situation, the food and beverage industry relies on traceability to follow the path food takes from the field or farm to our tables, connecting the dots every step along the way.

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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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