5 Ways a Cold Chain is different from a typical Supply Chain (Temperature Controlled Transportation)

Most people in Logistics are familiar with a supply chain. But the term “cold chain” and what it represents is much less understood in the industry. If one had to guess at its definition you might say it’s a supply chain that uses temperature controlled equipment. Though this definition would be partially correct, it falls way short of capturing all the complexities of a cold chain. In an attempt to shed some light on what comprises a cold chain, here are 5 ways it differs from a typical supply chain.

5 Ways The Food Safety Modernization Act has Transformed the Shipping Industry

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by former President Obama on January 4, 2011. At the time this act represented the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. Its aim is to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

The FSMA’s proactive approach to food safety introduced a far-reaching impact on all levels of the food supply chain. Listed below are the top five ways that FSMA has transformed the shipping industry since being enacted.