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Ben Adams, Jr.

Strengthening the links in the chain

Companies that do international business and trade in agricultural commodities and packaged food products must meet tough international standards to ensure the confidence and health safety of the end user or consumer. For companies in the cold supply chain, the channel for products that require refrigeration to prevent spoilage, there is no more stringent international …

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Ben Adams, Jr.

Third-party audits — insuring the cold chain

THIRD-PARTY AUDITORS are independent, industry audit certification bodies that verify all aspects of self-policing and adherence to standards. These audits cost thousands of dollars to engage, disrupt normal business operations, and costs thousands of additional dollars in overtime, “tweaking” systems, and preparation. Third-party audits are not only necessary (and in many cases mandatory by customers), …

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Ben Adams, Jr.

A tale of the cold chain when broken

DURING THE YEAR, we’ve summarized the importance of establishing and maintaining an effective cold chain to ensure food safety/food defense.