A Supply Chain Breakdown

Such convoluted and conflicting reports revealed a massive breakdown in the traceability of the food supply chain. Manufacturers and retailers were egregiously unfamiliar with their suppliers, considered an industry “golden rule” — particularly to limit the risk of fraudulent activity. Large supermarkets face the formidable challenge of tracking a stock of 35,000-45,000 food products, a task that requires significant resources; but to avoid such scandals in the future, total visibility and traceability throughout the supply chain is a must. The concerted development of buyer-supplier relationships, proper infrastructure, and advanced management tools are critical to facilitate a truly transparent supply chain — and to keep our burgers free of unpleasant surprises.


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