Fight Recalls with Supplier Compliance

Despite the best efforts in the world, recalls remain an unavoidable part of doing business for food and beverage manufacturers and the CPG industry, in general.

TraceGains Names Community Award Winners

One of the most thrilling parts of NEXT is finding out who emerged as TraceGains Community Award winners, which celebrate the never-ending resourcefulness of the tireless workers who build and cultivate the best practices that reform their brands...

Alternative Proteins Are Here to Stay

Alternative proteins have been one of the few success stories to rise from the ashes of the pandemic economy. According to Bloomberg Intelligence, sales of plant-based dairy and meat alternatives surged past $29 billion in 2020 and could climb as...

Flavor Trends for 2021 and Beyond

The food and beverage markets are still reeling from the aftershocks of the pandemic, which has rocked the supply chain with astronomical shipping prices, lingering labor shortages, and persistent consumer demand. So, for the foreseeable future,...

Claims Substantiation for Risk-Free Innovation

Dietary supplements and natural food manufacturers remain acutely aware of how much work goes into product label claims – and how much trouble awaits them if they get it wrong. But what many companies don’t fully understand is how regulators...

Recalls in Review

The COVID-19 pandemic influenced the number of food and beverage recalls, revealing a notable deviation from previous years but still paint a clear picture of where the industry needs to focus moving forward.

Top 5 Reasons Companies Fail Audits and How to Avoid Them

To paraphrase an old axiom: If passing audits were easy, everybody would do it.

Behind the Scenes as a Food Safety Auditor

TraceGains has proudly partnered with Nancy Scharlach, President and Chief Technical Director for FSMA International for over five years. Nancy is a Lead Instructor for FSMA Rule Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and FSPCA Preventive...

Three Trends Driving New Products in 2022

As 2021 starts to wind down, it’s time to look ahead at what 2022 might have in store for the food and beverage industries.

Get into the Consumer’s Mind with Design Thinking

New products remain key revenue drivers for food and beverage companies. Yet, after hitting an all-time high in 2016, the number of new product launches has leveled off at an average of about 20,000 annually, according to the latest data from...