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


Purpose

The purpose of this project was 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.

Outcomes

The primary outcome of this project was a food traceability best practices guide for national and international regulatory agencies. It reflects a CTE- and KDE based 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.

Scope

The project examined a broad array of major food sectors and international and global perspectives and includes in the guide: bakery, dairy, produce, meats/poultry, seafood, and processed foods.

Timing

The research for this project is complete and the results were published in the fall of 2014.

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