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Effective traceability helps improve the efficiency, reliability and response time following a food safety related event, and thereby strengthens the protection of the public health and maintains consumer confidence. Traceability is continuing to become a requirement for product brand equity and international trade access and has demonstrated commercial benefits in other business sectors.

Stemming from contract work with the US Food and Drug Administration (USDA), IFT has released a number of documents, presentations, and other resources relating to food traceability. The following are highlights of those available resources.

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