Food Safety Magazine

Traceability/Recall

How Supply Chain Visibility Boosts Consumer Confidence
How Supply Chain Visibility Boosts Consumer Confidence

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. 

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.

Benefits of Food Traceability
Benefits of Food Traceability

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.

 

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.

The Importance of Food Traceability
The Importance of Food Traceability

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 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.

Traceability Is Not a Substitute for Transparency in the Recipe for Food Company Success
Traceability Is Not a Substitute for Transparency in the Recipe for Food Company Success

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: Epidemiological Point/Counter-Point
Traceback Litigation: Epidemiological Point/Counter-Point

Traceback litigation usually follows one of two events—a recall or consumer-launched lawsuit. Can you guess how these epidemiological cases played out?

 

Food Safety Chain Management Solution: The Next Generation

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.

Electronic Seafood Traceability in a World of Risk and Uncertainty: The Gulf Seafood Trace Experience
Electronic Seafood Traceability in a World of Risk and Uncertainty: The Gulf Seafood Trace Experience

This article profiles the development of an electronic traceability system in widespread use throughout the seafood industry. Can it also work for your product?

 

The 40th Anniversary of the Bar Code: An Update from GS1 US
The 40th Anniversary  of the Bar Code:  An Update from GS1 US

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.

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.

Best Traceability Practices
Best Traceability Practices

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.
 

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.

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.

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.  

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