Best Practices in Food Traceabiity - Guide for Regulators GFTC PROJECT CONCEPT


To assess current food traceability best practices in selected industry sectors and create a reference document, based on principles of Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) and Key Data Elements (KDEs). The intention is that the document serves as a guide for government regulatory authorities and others to foster the use of uniform data gathering and recordkeeping requirements.

Expected Outcomes

A food traceability best practices guide for national and international regulatory agencies that reflects a CTE- and KDEbased data collection and recordkeeping framework and spans the best practices in selected food sectors for the purpose of fostering harmonized requirements throughout the food system.


A broad array of major food sectors and international and global perspectives will be included in the guide: bakery, dairy, produce, meats/poultry, seafood, and processed foods.


The research for this project is complete and we expect to publish the results in early fall 2014.

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