Resource Library

Traceability is continuing to become a requirement for product brand equity and international trade access and has demonstrated commercial benefits in other business sectors. IFT has released a number of documents, presentations, and other resources relating to food traceability.


Global Food Traceability Resources
GFTC Tools
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Issues, Briefs and White Papers

Commodity Specific Traceability

Importance of Traceability

Food Traceability Challenges

Best Practices

GFTC Informational / Project Updates

Traceability and Food Safety

Other Presentations

Traceability Pilots
In March 2013, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced the public release of their report for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focused on the outcomes of two pilot projects designed to test and study various product tracing practices for fresh produce and processed foods.