Global Food Traceability Center

The time has come for global food traceability. Unlike other entries in the food traceability marketplace, the GFTC is assisting the global food industry to trace products through the supply chain to improve food safety, diminish risk, avert devastating health consequences, and economic loss to the food system.

To support these efforts, the GFTC has developed resources for your use.
Here are some recent highlights:

Demystifying Traceability
Online Course Developed by IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center

This new, customizable food traceability learning experience will help small to mid-size companies and their supply chains to either evaluate the effectiveness of their existing traceability plans and/or create new ones. Coming soon. Learn more.

IFTNEXT Podcast: Food Traceability and Blockchain Technology: Revolutionizing Food Security

Explore the benefits, challenges and opportunities traceability provides and how disruptive technologies like blockchain can help to revolutionize our ability to respond to critical food safety and security concerns. Learn more and listen.

Journal of Food Science Special Supplement: Collaborating Toward Interoperable Full-Chain Food Traceability

Takes a critical look at recent research and development in seafood traceability. Learn more.

IFT Food Facts - The Potential of Blockchain Technology in the Food System

This new resource from IFT provides an overview of the potential application of blockchain technology in our food system and solving challenges in food traceability. Learn more.

To access more tools and resources for traceability, please visit the GFTC Resource Library.


The Vision

To become the global resource and authoritative voice on food traceability.

Supported by its Founding Sponsors, the GFTC serves all aspects of the food system by generating knowledge that addresses research gaps, and delivering applied research, objective advice, and practical expertise about global food product traceability and data collaboration for private benefit and public good.

The Mission

To serve all aspects of the global food system by generating knowledge that addresses informational gaps while delivering applied research, objective advice, and practical expertise about food product traceability and data collaboration for private benefit and public good. 

For additional information, please contact us at traceability@ift.org

Collaborating Toward Interoperable Full-Chain Food Traceability