Based on the guidance of its Advisory Council and input from key stakeholders, the Global Food Traceability Center has embarked on the following projects:
Interoperable Traceability Architecture
Purpose: To develop an overall blueprint for a global interoperable system and how it would function to enable participants in the system to understand their individual roles in enabling traceability across all sectors of the food industry. This project will include collaboration with the Consumer Goods Forum and other international organizations engaged in aligned programs.
Food Traceability and How it Relates to an Overall Food Protection Plan
Purpose: To investigate how traceability supports and fits into an overall food protection/safety program. This may include exploring the development of tools such as a ‘gap assessment tool’ to help the businesses and the food industry strengthen their existing food protection plans.
Purpose: To design, develop, and deliver food traceability learning courses
Purpose: To provide practical research and advice about the utility of traceability to reduce waste, enhance consumer trust, and increase business efficiencies. This project has been completed and an announcement about the publication of the project report will be made in March 2015.
Purpose: 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 record keeping requirements.
Purpose: To assist in the discussion and development of harmonized food traceability requirements around the world.
To view the output of completed projects, visit the Resource Library.