Reducing Food Waste within the Supply Chain

It’s no secret that supply chain efficiency is critical in successfully bringing fresh produce to the marketplace and consumer’s tables. Yet every year, almost a third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste because of an issue that occurred somewhere within the supply chain. When dealing with perishables, there are so many factors that can cause rejected product, like improper storage, mishandling, quality, infestation or contamination, which ends up costing the industry well over $160 billion a year on average. Luckily, several technological advances have recently been made that will work within the supply chain to help lessen some of these issues to ultimately reduce the number of wasted perishables. to view the entire article click here.