Sugar Program Leaves Bakers with a Bitter Taste

It’s 2018. That means we get the World Cup, a royal wedding, and what promises to be some pretty dramatic midterm elections.

Speaking of which, it also means Congress must once again pass a farm bill – an exercise that takes place every five...

Congress Losing Patience with FDA Over Labels

Maybe it’s the Food and Drug Administration’s reluctance to commit to a deadline. Or maybe it’s just a group of politicians who simply see an opportunity. Either way, Congress appears poised to make a move on nutrition labels.

Amazon Discovers Groceries Are Harder Than Books

While few people expected Amazon’s historic leap into the crowded grocery business last summer with its $13.4 billion purchase of Whole Foods, nearly everyone has had an opinion about it since. Despite the prognostications, though, most would be...

Pros and Cons of Blockchain

Editor’s note: This is the second in a pair of blog posts where VP of TraceGains Network, Mark Simony, discusses blockchain and what the technology might mean for the food supply chain. If you missed the first part, you can check it out here.

Another Day, Another Data Breach

Since the news broke that Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to mine the data of up to 87 million users without authorization to help the Trump campaign target voters, social media exploded — as it’s often inclined to do. The hashtag...

In Praise of Blockchain. Mostly.

Editor’s note: In the first of a pair of blog posts, VP of TraceGains Network Marc Simony tackles blockchain and what the technology might mean for the food supply chain.

The biggest buzzword in technology today is “blockchain.” Even in the food...

FDA Offers New Guidance on Nutrition Facts

The endless debate over the not-so-new-anymore Nutrition Facts label took an unexpected turn March 1 when the Food and Drug Administration announced new guidance on a few of the finer points of the redesigned labels. The FDA weighed in on added...

FSMA Enforcement Delay Stirs Controversy

When federal regulators ask for comments to proposed rule changes, it’s a lot like a game of Marco Polo – with 300 million swimmers. Commenters either drown the agency with a flood of conflicting opinions or they barely cause a ripple.

Coffee Talk with Nancy Scharlach: How Partnering with TraceGains Helped Grow My Food Safety Practice

Keeping up with regulatory requirements and voluntary food safety standards is a moving target. You’re never done with your food safety plan and quality systems because things change. You change suppliers, new hazards are identified, companies...

A Look Inside TraceGains Network

Marc Simony, Vice President of TraceGains Network, shared some valuable insights into not only what TraceGains Network is, but, more importantly, what value TraceGains Network provides to both TraceGains customers and suppliers.  

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