As consumers, we generally assume the food we buy is safe to eat. Behind the scenes, making it so, involves an army of people constantly learning, be it from improved science or from audits or, unfortunately, from actual outbreaks.
Supply chain traceability for fresh fruits and vegetables has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go.
President Trump has threated to shut down the United States border in the wake of the thousands of people trying to enter the country from Mexico. But what would a complete shutdown of the border do to the U.S. supply of fresh fruits and vegetables?
When organizations embark upon acquisitions, where do they start and how do they give themselves the best chance of success?
Automation is one of the biggest sources for ROI in making a case for an IoT system. But even a simple automation routine could expose an organization to risks that could negate the savings generated from removing the human component.
I like facts. People make good decisions when they have all the facts. Plus, I like to eat fresh food and want everyone to eat fresh, lead a healthy lifestyle and not live in fear. I presume the Dirty Dozen folks love their fresh food too. And we, the consuming public, deserve to know what is really going on with our food supply chain.
“Celery is flirting with $100 per box!” I was recently told this by a prominent buyer in the fresh food industry. This is insane, as during this time last year the price was hovering around $5-$8/case. What’s going on?
As of now, British and European producers can freely trade their products across 28 member countries without any tariffs or border checks. It is still possible that in a few weeks this will no longer be the case, and there are no rules yet on how it will actually work.
With the Ides of March upon us, are you listening to the warnings from your supply chain? Is it well-tuned enough to even give you warnings? Or are you operating day-to-day hoping that everything holds together and you will not have your Ides of March moment?