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Chicken Recalls Highlight Gap In Supply Chain Transparency

26 21.07.2015 Инфо

The US Department of Agriculture announced two major recalls last week – by Aspen Foods and Barber Foods – due to possible salmonella contamination. Together, the recalls affected nearly 4 million pounds of chicken sold in the US.
Sadly, this is just the latest in a series of food crises, and it points to a larger issue in the food retail industry: a lack of supply chain transparency. Many food retailers like Chipotle and Panera have adopted new transparency practices in recent years to improve consumer safety, compliance and supply chain efficiencies. However, there’s still much work to be done. According to The Guardian, multiple studies--including several Consumer Reports surveys and a recent survey by Trace One--have found that consumers are demanding more information about where their products come from and how those products affect their health.