Global Food Traceability Center

From farm to factory to fork, food production and distribution systems are becoming progressively complex, interdependent and globalized. Business, regulators, and consumers are increasingly looking to food traceability as a tool to address a range of food-related challenges.

Launched in 2013, the Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) is a collaborative partnership including public and private stakeholders, created to address the challenges and opportunities of global food traceability implementation.

Recent Activity

Best Practices in Food Traceability for the Processed Food Sector On-demand Webcast
Synthesizing the learnings from the report, A Guidance Document on the Best Practices in Food Traceability, two traceability experts demonstrate how to create a comprehensive traceability plan for the processed food sector. The webcast shows you what Key Data Elements (KDEs) need to be collected at which Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) to ensure effective food traceability. Access it on-demand.

IFT15 Pre-event Short Course: Profiting from Traceability
July 11, 2015   ▪   Chicago, IL 
This highly-interactive course features an in-depth look at how you can gain a competitive advantage and improve your bottom line by enhancing your existing traceability system. This comprehensive course will also provide examples and case studies on traceability best practices specific to processing facilities. Instructors will examine how food processing facilities are recognizing efficiencies and gaining market share by enhancing their traceability systems. Registration opens March 2. Mark your calendars.

GFTC Comments on Recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud 
The GFTC recently submitted written comments to the Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOAA-NMFS-2014-0090). Comments focus on how to implement the recommendations of the Task Force using a science-based approach and by leveraging existing industry-led initiatives. The full GFTC commentary to the President’s task force is now available for viewing. Download GFTC Comments.

Seafood Traceability Financial Tool and Webcast
The GFTC has just released a new tool that can help seafood organizations quickly calculate the ROI for their traceability investments. Build your own case for traceability ROI at your company by accessing the ROI calculator now at and watch an on-demand repeat of our live webcast for a step-by-step demonstration on how to use this practical tool.

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