Category Archives: Food Safety

Economics of Traceability

Food Safety News reported that we have by now 630 cases of Cyclospora infections in 22 states in a little over 2 months and the source of the outbreak has not been located yet with certainty. In addition, we had … Continue reading

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Horsemeat traceability

I have been following the news about the horsemeat scandal that has hit Europe over the last few weeks. I find the outrage as well as the potential remedies mostly funny, in any case completely detached from reality. We as … Continue reading

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XL Foods – The Limitations of Systems and Traceability

I have been working for 2 years with the XL Foods team on computer systems before I followed my passion for selling computer systems to the food industry again. It is of course saddening to see how this evolved and … Continue reading

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Germany steps forward with interoperable traceability

Interoperable traceability is moving full steam ahead in Germany. Efforts which have been similar to PTI (Produce Traceability Initiative) and mpXML (Meat Traceability guideline) have evolved traceability to the next level. Retail case ready packages are marked with QR-Codes that … Continue reading

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Efficient Food Safety Systems

About 15 years ago I wrote the first time about automation of food safety tasks using computer systems. My work at the time had been incorporated in a book called “ISO-9000 in der Prozesstechnik” (ISO 9000 in Process Industries). There … Continue reading

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