GFTC Education

Education and Training

The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) offers a suite of in-person and online educational and training offerings to help food industry professionals more effectively navigate and manage their company’s food traceability needs.

Tackle Traceability More Effectively

The GFTC’s educational tools can help you understand product tracing technologies and how they can increase the utility and interoperability of traceability systems. We’re here to help food industry stakeholders better understand and implement sustainable traceability solutions.

Take advantage of our educational and training resources or contact us for customized solutions or consulting.

We've also developed a helpful online course to "Demystifying Traceability" and help you to enhance or develop your own traceability plan for your company. 

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Improve or Build Your Traceability Plan

Take the “Demystifying Traceability” introductory course to get the tools your company needs to create a traceability plan or to improve your existing plan.

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Webcasts
Deepen your knowledge of food traceability with GFTC’scomplimentary, on-demand webcasts.
GFTC Videos
Familiarize yourself with traceability and why it matters using GFTC’s videos.

How Data Can Transform Your Traceability

There’s a common misconception that traceability is all about recalls, but it’s so much more than that. Learn what traceability is really about and why it will help your business increase its competitive edge, maintain happy customers, lower operating costs, and so much more!

Making Traceability Work for You

Find the right system so that traceability works for you and improve your bottom line. Learn how you can use traceability systems and technologies to help make traceability:

  • Faster
  • More efficient
  • Cost effective
  • Easy to capture
Reading Materials
Leverage our helpful journal articles, issues, whitepapers, and briefs to gain a better understanding of food traceability so you can be better equipped to lead your company’s traceability initiative.

Latest Food Safety, Quality, and Policy News

U.S. President Trump’s proposed budget slashes SNAP funding

On February 10, U.S. President Donald Trump released his proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which came in at a record high of $4.8 trillion.

FDA releases sample test results of herbs, guacamole, and processed avocado

As of Sept. 30, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tested 1,214 fresh herb samples (746 domestic, 468 imported). And as of Oct. 15, 2019, the FDA has tested 887 processed avocado or guacamole samples (777 domestic, 110 imported).

Traceability Glossary of Terms

Become well-versed in food traceability and transparency.

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