Food Safety Magazine

Traceability/Recall

Outbreak Responders Work to Stop Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Outbreaks
Outbreak Responders Work to Stop Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Outbreaks

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.

FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks
FDA Builds Teams to Detect and Prevent Outbreaks

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.

Traceability Update: Regulatory and Cultural Trends Shift from Response to Prevention
Traceability Update: Regulatory and Cultural Trends Shift from Response to Prevention

Traceability is the ability to verify the identity, history, location or application of an item by means of documented information about it.

 

Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze
Traceback Investigations: Mapping the Maze

Tracebacks are painstaking efforts that require investigators to be both detectives and scientists.

Food Safety Databases: A New Challenge
Food Safety Databases:  A New Challenge

The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.

From Soup to Nuts: Regulatory, Legal and Communications Issues Involved in Food Recalls
From Soup to Nuts: Regulatory, Legal and Communications Issues Involved in Food Recalls

Recalls often occur at a rapid pace, requiring manufacturers to quickly decipher, analyze and act upon an evolving fact pattern.

Continuous Improvement Trends in Produce Traceability
Continuous Improvement Trends in Produce Traceability

The Produce Traceability Initiative action plan outlines seven key elements and milestones for implementing the whole-chain traceability process.

Produce Traceability and Trace-back: From Seed to Shelf and Beyond
Produce Traceability and Trace-back: <br>From Seed to Shelf and Beyond

Traceability is the key to executing a proactive retrieval of lots implicated in a suspected or identified pathogen-detection event.

Ingredient Chain of Custody: Impact on Food Safety
Ingredient Chain of Custody:  Impact on Food Safety

When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.

IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center: Untangling the Food Supply Chain
IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center: Untangling the Food Supply Chain

An interview with William Fisher, M.Sc., CFS, Institute of Food Technologists on the launch of the Global Food Traceability Center.

Fresh Trailblazers in Traceability
Fresh Trailblazers in Traceability

To achieve the highest levels of supply chain traceability, trading partners must be able to link products with locations and times.  

New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers
New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers

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.

FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce
FDA's Role in Traceback Investigations for Produce

The goal of the food safety initiative is to improve food safety and reduce the incidence of foodborne illness to the greatest extent feasible.

Supplier Management: Six Steps to Selecting the Right Supplier
Supplier Management: Six Steps to Selecting the Right Supplier

Selecting the right ingredient supplier may seem like an onerous process for your supply chain, but this is an important food safety-related decision.  

Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise
Trends in Food Packaging: Borrowed Expertise

Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.

Fiorucci Foods: Automated Traceability Enhances Safety & Quality
Fiorucci Foods: Automated Traceability Enhances Safety & Quality

Fiorucci Foods reveals their approach to food traceability, which has enhanced their overall levels of food safety and quality.

Product Tracing in Food Systems: Legislation versus Reality
Product Tracing in Food Systems: Legislation versus Reality

Product tracing is the ability to trace potentially contaminated product, the consumption of which may cause an adverse health impact, through the supply chain.

Innovations in Traceability Systems and Product ID Tools
Innovations in Traceability Systems and Product ID Tools

Product ID and labeling can aid a processor’s ability to track and trace their products through the supply chain.

Food Traceability: One Ingredient in a Safe and Efficient Food Supply
Food Traceability: One Ingredient in a Safe and Efficient Food Supply

What is traceability, does it work and what does it accomplish?

A Fresh Look at Produce Safety
A Fresh Look at Produce Safety

An interview with James Gorny reveals the current challenges to the fresh-cut produce industry.


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