Our 4th in the series will hopefully let you know all the facts as we see them today about your compliance and the laws that are designed to make our Food Supply chain safe.

This is the 3rd newsletter in our series about the laws that effect your costs of doing business.  Today we are going to cover the 'WHO' and 'WHEN' of the USDA regulations; and to follow will be 'WHAT' foods and 'WHAT' data is required under these regulations.  Before this discussion, we will discuss the "fuzzy" borders between FDA and USDA regulations as they pertain to Food Processors and Distributors.

This week we will form an understanding of the fourth part of the Public Health Security and Bio-terrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002We will discuss "WHAT RECORDS" need to be kept, and what options you have as of food distributor to store and retrieve the data.

In the next few newsletters we will discuss the regulations covered in the Public Health Security and Bio-terrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, which will apply to you, the food distributor and/or processor.  We will also cover the USDA HACCP recall requirements for those applicable distributors and processors in future newsletters.

This week we will form an understanding of the benefits of Bar Codes, which can help you determine if they can cut costs in your organization. 

This week we will review some basic planning that should be initiated now to help reduce your tax burden for the end of the year.

This week we will review some "hard" ideas in the form of new products that can possibly help you save dollars in the form of increased productivity.  We are including the firm's web links so you can research deeper about the product.

This week's discussion is based on an article written by Derek Martin and published by CEO Refresher.  Although published in 2001, it still hits the mark on cutting costs.

One way to cut costs is to make the correct decision the first time. This week's discussion will talk about the fatal flaws in software that can waste tremendous money if not recognized.

This week we are getting back to understanding our real costs and where they lie is the real first step in saving money every time you do an order.

Issue 631 - Turn and Earn, we need a reminder.

Being that a lot of vacations are happening right now I thought it would be a good time to re-publish our turn and earn issue that we did back in 2005. Although it's an older News Letter it's one that shows you how good your inventory is doing from a profitability standpoint.

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