Food industry issues in the media

Supply chain risk management in the spotlight

Poppadoms have been in short supply in recent weeks as the 2 leading branded suppliers, Premier & Pataks and struggled to supply, despite receipe/specifications being different.
Ingredient shortages are being blamed.
Interestingly many of the companies that we work with have been starting to look at raw material availability as part of their supplier risk assessment and ensuring that food specs are looked at carefully to ensure that all ingredients have multiple sources.
Supply chain mapping is also something that may start to feature more prominently in supply chain auditing to try to identify bottlenecks and risks beyond the usual food safety risks,