Traceability

OUR CONTRIBUTOR
Roger Clemens, CrPH, CFS, CNS, FACN, FIFT, FIAFST
Clemens@usc.edu

Effective traceability helps improve the efficiency, reliability and response time following a food safety related event, and thereby strengthens the protection of the public health and maintains consumer confidence. Traceability is continuing to become a requirement for product brand equity and international trade access and has demonstrated commercial benefits in other business sectors.

FSMA regulations specifically address intentional adulteration, being able to trace where your ingredients come from and where they are shipped to will be part of the law. Traceability Intentional Adulteration Fact Sheet Document Icon

The Supply Chain is Long and Complex

Processed Food Supply Chain

IFT Global Food Traceability Center

 

This is a complex subject that covers many areas of the business here is a great article from the Institute of Food Technologist Traceability Best Practices Paper IFT  Document Icon

The Institute of Food Technologist Global Food Traceability Center is a great resource for information on traceability, you will find it at IFT’s website.

Here are some additional documents that may help you develop your program:

PowerPoint From workshop 9/2015 Clemens PowerPoint- Traceability 2015 v2 Document Icon

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