Learn how to take advantage of opportunities to enhance your traceability processes and respond to consumer demands for more transparency about the food they eat and its source.
When a foodborne outbreak occurs within the United States and the suspect product is one of foreign origin, government agencies and food producers must work together efficiently to identify the cause of the outbreak.
There are numerous reasons why every stakeholder in the global food supply needs to be thinking about traceability and why it’s important to them.
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network began operating in August 2011, it was structured to respond to foodborne illness outbreaks in three interdependent phases.
Why is traceability suddenly so important? It depends on who you talk to—public health, business, supply chain, consumers—all are key stakeholders in food traceability.
Traceability is the ability to verify the identity, history, location or application of an item by means of documented information about it.
Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.
Traceability is designed to help food companies manage relationships, safeguard their food supply chains and protect their brands. But any supply relationship is fraught with risk. The answer? Transparency.
Traceback litigation usually follows one of two events—a recall or consumer-launched lawsuit. Can you guess how these epidemiological cases played out?
Just ahead of this week's Food Safety Summit, SafetyChain Software yesterday introduced the next-generation version of its food safety chain management system (FSCMS), SafetyChain for Food.
This article profiles the development of an electronic traceability system in widespread use throughout the seafood industry. Can it also work for your product?
GS1 Standards help the entire industry speak the same language to reduce confusion, errors and costs as well as improve the safety of our food supply.
The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.
Whether large- or small-scale, food product recalls tend to leave their mark on the industry and often alter practices for the better. In order to react quickly and responsibly to a voluntary or involuntary recall, all companies must be adequately prepared.
Traceability is the key to executing a proactive retrieval of lots implicated in a suspected or identified pathogen-detection event.
The Produce Traceability Initiative action plan outlines seven key elements and milestones for implementing the whole-chain traceability process.
To achieve the highest levels of supply chain traceability, trading partners must be able to link products with locations and times.
Consumer demand for greater traceability of foods based on safety may eventually be met by industry adoption of greater traceability of foods based on security considerations.
The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.
Selecting the right ingredient supplier may seem like an onerous process for your supply chain, but this is an important food safety-related decision.