For food manufacturers who struggled with maintaining productivity and performing quality and safety checks due to a reduced plant workforce, COVID-19 may be a wake-up call for digital transformation. Data accessibility, action-ability, and adaptability will be critical as social distancing and remote work continues for the foreseeable future.
While many grocery stores made operational changes to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, more adjustments are needed to help stem future infections.
More than 10,000 workers at meat plants have reportedly been infected or exposed.
In a race against time, distribution centers must move products from receiving through storage and dispatch as fast as possible to meet short lead times and deliver fresher, safer food to market. But with the need for speed outpacing some facilities’ capabilities, it might be time to look at automation for help.
Carmen Rottenberg is leaving the post and departing federal service.
Here’s what FDA’s plan means to you.
In addition, technology will play an even larger role in how the food industry manages its supply chain this year.
Grocers are at the sharp end of the food chain, so FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative will have a big impact on them.
FSMA outlines best practices in food handling and transportation. While it’s essential to teach new employees the ropes, ongoing education is the key to total safety.
The goal is to create consistent and national alignment of the FSMA rule.