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.
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.
During the last 45 years, while Americans have been taught not to trust institutions, the food business has grown into a large, complex system.
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association formed the Produce Traceability Initiative in 2007 to help produce companies and their buyer partners move toward achieving whole-chain traceability.
The U.S. FDA has created an open-source WGS network of state, federal, international, and commercial partners.
Product ID and labeling can aid a processor’s ability to track and trace their products through the supply chain.
Rapid traceability throughout the raw product supply chain is a key component of Birds Eye;s food safety program.
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.
To build consumer trust, the food system must communicate ethically to build the trust that protects its freedom to operate.
Effective, responsible communication is key to maintaining trust in the food system and a challenge for communicating prior to, during and after a recall.
Shipping and receiving are integral parts of all food processing and warehousing operations, both large and small.
Monitoring and maintaining the integrity of the food supply is a tough job; government agencies and food safety systems do it admirably under some very challenging circumstances.