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We Need to Talk About Lettuce

April 22nd, 2021|

Oh dear green salad. Do still people get sick from contaminated leafy greens? Last year, the Canadian Public Health Agency officially asked consumers to avoid consuming romaine lettuce, until their investigation of some serious illness incidents was completed. During the [...]

Promise & perils of food safety predictive analytics

April 2nd, 2021|

Every time that a food recall takes place, I get extremely frustrated. What if there was a way for food companies to be notified about emerging risks that really need their attention and action, before such a recall happens? Not [...]

“Remote audits have come to stay”

March 20th, 2021|

Let me introduce you to a fellow Canadian and former Culinary Ambassador to Russia. This is Paul Damaren, Senior Vice President Food Safety & Supply Chain at Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc. (PJRFSI). Paul is working for an organization [...]

“Becoming more predictive means having actionable data”

February 16th, 2021|

Very often, I look back and realize that this pandemic got me very much interested into the digital transformation that COVID-19 has brought to the food sector. I wanted to better understand the impact that it had to all food [...]

Let’s break down the data silos

January 15th, 2021|

Let's find ways to break down the data silos. The food system is rapidly changing, becoming more and more digitized. Data is being generated about all food supply entities. It is critical to combine, process and extract meaning from all [...]

5 changes in the market that are here to stay

November 22nd, 2020|

"We are not going to think our way out of this crisis. We need to talk ourselves through it"   Following the wise advice of Verne Harnish, I have spent the past months talking to people in the market. Numerous [...]

Can we really prevent food fraud and safety incidents from happening?

October 13th, 2020|

Predictive analytics are so cool. Nowadays, you can find their application in many sectors, for many critical business decisions. Everyone seems to be discussing the so-called ‘Prediction Machines’ that promises to enhance any type of software system with cheap and easy-to-use AI algorithmic [...]

One food safety data standard to rule them all?

August 15th, 2020|

The time to solve digital interoperability problems and help ensure a more transparent, interoperable and safe food system has come. Within the next few years, the vision described in the FDA's New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint can become [...]

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