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Ravi Sankar is the practice lead for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and food and beverage practice of HCL Technologies, America. A seasoned industry expert, Ravi has more than 23 years of experience in developing and implementing innovative processes and technology solutions to meet the business and supply chain needs of organizations spanning from Global 1000 corporations to small-to-medium-sized businesses. Throughout his career, Ravi has developed extensive business solutions in the areas of just-in-time transportation, network optimization, inventory management, replenishment, and allocation and has pioneered technology innovations in eCommerce, IT project management and systems implementation.

In the past year alone, the U.S. has seen recalls of almost 4,000 food and beverage items, widely ranging from spinach and tomatoes to peanuts and milk products. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (H.R.2749), designed to improve the safety of food in the global…