A Food Industry Web Guide

How Food Expiration Dates Contribute to Food Waste

The move to save food by changing labels Food waste in America is a problem. According to the National Resources Defense Council 40% of the food produced in America goes uneaten. This translates to about $218 billion worth of food that the nation wastes every year. Food waste occurs at every stage [...]

2019-06-27T17:03:33-04:00October , 2018|

List of food traceability software programs

As food companies continue to deploy practices and systems to ensure they are compliant with the FSMA many are obtaining SQF certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute. Organizations that have relied on spreadsheets and manual record-keeping will find it hard to stay both compliant and competitive without some deploying some sort of [...]

2019-06-25T12:47:13-04:00July , 2018|

Exactly What is “Clean Label” Food?

A major trend in the food industry is the consumer's preference for healthy, natural and sustainable foods and the industry's initiatives to meet this consumer demand. While there are laws and standards that govern 'organic' food production and labeling there really is little, in the US market, that governs how food companies [...]

2019-11-27T11:55:40-05:00June , 2017|

The Three Primary Objectives of Modern Food Traceability Systems

There's more to it than just food safety Traceability means the ability to record, track and verify a product's history and location as it moves through a supply chain. Technology such as barcodes or RFID tags along with traceability software systems make tracing almost any product possible. However, there are unique challenges and [...]

2019-11-26T16:48:09-05:00January , 2017|

There could be wood in your cheese

In late 2012 agents of the Food and Drug Administration paid a visit to a Castle Cheese factory in rural Pennsylvania. Acting on a tip, they found evidence that Castle Cheese Inc. was doctoring its 100 percent real Parmesan with cut-rate substitutes and such fillers as wood pulp and distributing it to some [...]

2019-06-21T21:00:49-04:00February , 2016|