Few things are as under-appreciated as how Americans get the food, beverages, and dietary supplements they consume. And today’s supply chain covers more of the globe than ever before.
Brokers, distributors, and importers are in a unique position to serve the ever-changing consumer packaged goods industry by helping companies source the ingredients they need for their finished goods in the amounts that make financial sense and with all the necessary documentation. If you’re a broker, distributor, or importer, you know the job comes with a host of challenges.
To further complicate things, the moving parts that make up the supply chain have never been more vulnerable. The 2011 passage of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) has only put more stress on the links that make up that chain. Increased talks of tariffs and trade rifts have only served to frighten an already skittish market.
Brokers, distributors, and importers face unique challenges in today’s food and beverage landscape. With the rise of FSMA and the heightened focus on documentation and recordkeeping, this segment of the food industry faces even more pressure to ensure proper documentation follows each ingredient or product on its journey — from the source to the customer, and every step in between.