Standard Changes for Barcodes in the Food Industry

Do you check to ensure the product you are purchasing does not have an expired “best by” or “use by” date before you purchase it?  You may assume that the products you purchase are fresh, and leave the responsibility to the grocer.  However, wouldn’t it be nice to have an alert before you paid for …

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2011 FDA Law Changes “Track and Trace” Practices

From E. Coli outbreaks to healthy eating initiatives, I’ve noticed that the food industry has been in the news quite a bit over the past couple years.  In fact, the Food Safety Modernization Act was just signed into law this past January to ensure the safety of the US food supply chain by shifting the focus of the FDA from …

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What Does “Traceability Solutions” Mean To You?

In my line of work, I hear the term “traceability solutions” on a regular basis, but just out of curiosity, I decided to look up an actual definition.  In general terms, traceability refers to the ability of chronologically verifying every step of an item (by history, location or application)through documented identification within a process chain.  However, I was interested to …

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