26 Feb '15, 4pm

From Theory to Policy: The Next Step in Coffee Supply Sustainability

But more coffee companies will meet California’s revenue threshold for compulsory public disclosure over time, and there are ongoing efforts in Washington to pass a nationwide version of California’s landmark legislation. Moreover, both SB657 and FSMA are milestones in a regulatory landscape that is pushing companies to develop more supply-chain transparency and better traceability systems. The motivations behind these regulations are different: SB657 was motivated by social concern for workers in far-flung supply chains and FSMA by concerns over food safety and bioterrorism. Add to these motivations the growing consumer interest in the source of our food–both as a reflection of social concern and the growing understanding of coffee as a culinary product that reflects the terroir of its origin – and the momentum behind improved supply chain transparency seems irresistible....

Full article: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2015/02/26/from-theory-to-poli...

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