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.
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 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.
The widespread move from global food supply chains to food supply networks presents considerable challenges.
Recalls often occur at a rapid pace, requiring manufacturers to quickly decipher, analyze and act upon an evolving fact pattern.
The Produce Traceability Initiative action plan outlines seven key elements and milestones for implementing the whole-chain traceability process.
Traceability is the key to executing a proactive retrieval of lots implicated in a suspected or identified pathogen-detection event.
When it comes to food, there is limited regulation, control or intervention unless there is a problem or failure in the supply chain.
An interview with William Fisher, M.Sc., CFS, Institute of Food Technologists on the launch of the Global Food Traceability Center.
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.
Food packagers can borrow insight from the pharmaceutical industry for the best approaches to use for safe packaging.
Fiorucci Foods reveals their approach to food traceability, which has enhanced their overall levels of food safety and quality.
Product tracing is the ability to trace potentially contaminated product, the consumption of which may cause an adverse health impact, through the supply chain.
Product ID and labeling can aid a processor’s ability to track and trace their products through the supply chain.
What is traceability, does it work and what does it accomplish?
An interview with James Gorny reveals the current challenges to the fresh-cut produce industry.