Produce Supplier

What Produce Suppliers Need to Know About Food Traceability, and Why Labels Just Won’t Work

Food traceability is a critical component of the produce supply chain. Most often today, information about the quality, contents and origins of each shipment is captured on labels. However as traceability requirements in the produce industry grow und...

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Why Your QA/QC Team Can’t Do Traceability Alone

On November 15, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized FSMA Rule 204. If your organization deals with foods including cheeses, nut butters, fin fish, bivalves/mollusks, domesticated chicken eggs, certain vegetables and more, you need ...

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The CEO’s Checklist for the January 2026 FSMA 204 Compliance Deadline

As a leader, you know that the food industry constantly evolves. Right now, we’re in the midst of the most sweeping food supply chain collaboration project in history, thanks to the FDA’s update to Section 204 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FS...

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Navigating FSMA 204: Essential Steps for Soft Cheese Suppliers

Are ricotta, feta or cream cheese in your recipes or on your shelves? These and the many, many more cheeses listed on FDA’s Food Traceability List (FTL) are now subject to more food traceability requirements under Section 204(d) of the FDA Food Safet...

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Scan-Based Trading: A Game-Changing Solution for Retailers Facing Labor Shortages, Inflation, and New Product Demands

Retailers face three major problems today: labor shortages, inflation’s impact on costs of goods and the need to continually introduce new products to stay competitive. What if you could address all three of these challenges with one technology solut...

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Proof of Integrity: Compliance Management for Organic Food Companies

From consumer skepticism about supply chain integrity to stricter U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules and the troubling issue of Critical Tracking Event (CTE) adulteration, organic food producers and manufacturers face a multitude of challe...

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Time is ticking. The FSMA 204 deadline is closing in.

The FDA’s deadline to comply with the sweeping food traceability regulations defined under the Food Safety Modernization Act Section 204d (FSMA 204) is January 20, 2026. It might seem like you’ve got plenty of time to prepare, but consider the work t...

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How NOT to Become a Headline

How NOT to Become a Headline Better compliance management for a safer food supply chain Headlines about recalls are all too common: salmonella linked to bagged salad; plastic fragments found in yogurt; undeclared allergens identified in baked goods. ...

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Which Foods are Most Impacted by Traceability?

Riskiest Fresh Foods on the Food Traceability List Every item on the Food Traceability List is there for a reason. The FDA created the FTL using a sophisticated risk-ranking model. Every category—and the many that will eventually be added—represents ...

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Is It Already Too Late to Take On Traceability?

That’s a question not enough leaders in grocery retail are asking. The FDA’s landmark food traceability act will be finalized in November 2022, with a 2-year window to prepare. Is that enough time for you to modify the workflow and systems at your di...

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