Global Food Traceability Regulations GFTC PROJECT CONCEPT


To assist in the development of a dialogue concerning harmonized food traceability requirements around the world.


A benchmark report that summarizes the existing global food traceability standards and regulations, with observations concerning gaps and duplication.


It was necessary to limit the time and scope of investigation geographically. The investigation started with the regulatory environment regarding food traceability in major OECD exporting nations such as: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

The assessment encompasses national traceability regulations and requirements used for recalls, animal and plant health controls, and foodborne contamination.


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

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