In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contracted with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) to develop two pilot projects designed to test and study various product tracing practices for fresh produce and processed foods. In March 2013, IFT announces the public release of their report for the FDA focused on the outcomes of these two pilot projects.
This groundbreaking project—a core component of the Food Safety Modernization Act traceability requirements – spurred an innovative methodology for evaluating end-to-end traceability. The GFTC continues to use this methodology in the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability.
A selection of resources curated to guide your traceability system development and implementation