Tyson Foods agrees deal over supply chain traceability

By Michelle Perrett

- Last updated on GMT

Tyson signs supply chain traceability partner
Meat giant Tyson Foods has signed a deal with food safety company FoodLogiQ to manage its supply chain.

The company has chosen FoodLogiQ Connect’s Manage + Monitor product for global supply chain visibility, streamlined supplier management, quality issue tracking and reporting.

Tyson Foods will use the FoodLogiQ Connect platform to centralise supplier documentation and to facilitate new product evaluations. It will also track and report on quality issues across the supply chain and address those issues with suppliers directly. The system will also allow the company to leverage data-driven reporting to help make informed decisions about food quality issues, supplier performance and expiring documents. 

The system was chosen after Tyson Foods’ food safety team joined a number of well-known food industry leaders as a participant in a pilot with the food safety company. The Tyson Ventures team, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods, also provided investor funding to the company.

According to Dr Scott Stillwell, senior vice-president of food safety and quality assurance for Tyson Foods, the selection of FoodLogiQ Connect for its supplier management needs was a natural progression.

“Tyson Foods and FoodLogiQ are aligned in our commitment to food quality, safety and transparency,”​ said Stillwell.  

“We’re both innovators within the food industry, always staying in front of emerging food and technology trends, and both believe in providing superior products to our customers. Tyson Foods strives to work with business partners who help us elevate and enhance our performance, and we look forward to working with FoodLogiQ​.”

Katy Jones, executive vice-president of sales and marketing of FoodLogiQ, said that Tyson Foods had joined a growing list of customers who were answering the consumer call for greater transparency.

“The ease of use of the FoodLogiQ platform will allow Tyson Foods to realise a return on investment by creating efficiencies in its supply chain while also providing the visual and analytical reporting that will drive strategic decisions for the business,” ​she said.

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