Author Archives: KevinPayne

FSMA: Threat or Opportunity

I’ve long been a proponent that the Food Safety Modernization Act is an opportunity for the industry, not a threat.  Katie Beissel, Global Industry Manager – Food and Beverage, GE Intelligent Platforms agrees.  In a recent article titled Planning for … Continue reading

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Cold Chain does not = Arrested Development

Netflix gave me an idea when they announced they were resurrecting one of my favorite TV shows.  As I had the pleasure of speaking at a pharmaceuticals and medical device logistics seminar recently about temperature monitoring in the health care … Continue reading

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Chinese Food and Free Traceability

I love Chinese food but this post isn’t about Cashew Chicken or Chow Mein.  An article in Western Farm Press (and reposted by Food Logistics Magazine) mentions that China is now the 4th largest importer of fresh vegetables into the … Continue reading

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This Chardonnay Has an Elegant Bouquet and Bright, Crisp RFID Tag

Working at a winery is a lot of fun.  You get to talk with visitors from all over the world.  Often, when they wanted to buy wine they’d ask how it well it ships.  Can it get too hot?  Too … Continue reading

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Do You Know What You’re Eating?

RFID has proved to be highly useful to improve track and trace capabilities for improving food safety and dealing with recalls.  However, here’s another angle associated with food that you may not have thought about: authenticity. How do you know … Continue reading

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Returnable Transport Items – Where is the Next Big Win?

On a recent trip to the Oregon coast I took a photo that I’ve been quite anxious to share.  There, along the beautiful, pristine beach, where sea lions gather and people search for seashells, I found this: A beautiful wooden … Continue reading

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