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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


The Food Safety Plan: What to Include

Posted by Alex Stark on April 27, 2017

If you handle food products, you certainly know about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). For a quick primer on its impact on logistics professionals, check out our recently posted logistics guide to the FSMA.

In a nutshell, the new regulations say that it is no longer enough to follow safety steps. As a food logistics professional, you now need to demonstrate – and document via a Food Safety Plan (FSP) – that you have proactive safety measures in place to prevent hazards from developing. 

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Topics: Food Logistics

Prevent Foodborne Illness: Food Logistics Companies Can Help

Posted by Alex Stark on April 20, 2017

In a recent blog post, we reviewed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the sea change that it presents to food safety in the U.S. Gone are the days of reacting to problems after they occur; the FSMA seeks to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Exactly what are these problems that the FSMA seeks to prevent? 

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Topics: Food Logistics

The Logistician’s Guide to the Food Safety Modernization Act

Posted by Alex Stark on April 06, 2017

Lots of people get sick from food. About 48 million annually, according to the FDA. And 3,000 of these people die. To combat this, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011 with the aim of preventing food contamination rather than reacting to it. 

In this post, we will take a close look at the implications of the FSMA on the logistics industry – and there are many implications. Let’s start by looking at the law itself, dating all the way back to 1990. 

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Topics: Food Logistics

AIB Standards: What are they and why are they important?

Posted by Alex Stark on June 16, 2016

AIB International, formerly the American Institute for Baking, was founded in 1919 to “put science to work for bakers.” Since then, AIB has grown into one of the world’s foremost training organizations on food safety, setting AIB standards for quality and safety.

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Topics: Food Logistics

6 Must-Haves for a Food Warehouse 3PL

Posted by Alex Stark on July 22, 2015


Food products that need storage in temperature-controlled food warehouses call for specialized 3PLs who understand the physical and regulatory requirements for these products.  When searching for a 3PL for food products, here are 6 things you should look for to ensure you have the right partner.

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Topics: Food Logistics

Who Holds the Inventory?

Posted by Alex Stark on February 26, 2014

Retailer inventory management strategies are shifting to more of a lean approach, with the burden of holding inventory being pushed back to suppliers.
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Topics: Collaborative Distribution, CPG Logistics, Food Logistics

Supply Chain Sustainability Key to Increased Profits

Posted by Alex Stark on February 19, 2014

"Reducing carbon emissions always results in lower operating costs."  - James Morton, Capgemini.
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Topics: Collaborative Distribution, CPG Logistics, Food Logistics