Food traceability is the ability to track the movement of food and food-related products throughout the entire supply chain. This means that every step in the process, from the farm to the fork, can be traced and verified.
Traceability is critical for many reasons, including the identification of the source of contamination in the event of a foodborne illness outbreak. In addition, traceability can help to identify and mitigate risks associated with intentional and unintentional cross-contamination, food fraud, and other food safety concerns.
Food traceability is also essential for complying with regulatory requirements, as well as the requirements of FSSC22000, BRC and IFS standards. These standards require companies to have processes in place for tracking food and food-related products from the point of origin through to the end consumer.
Innovaces can support businesses in documenting and implementing traceability requirements throughout the food chain. This includes developing processes and procedures for traceability, implementing technology solutions for tracking and monitoring, and training employees on best practices for maintaining traceability.
By implementing effective traceability measures, companies can improve the safety and quality of their products, reduce the risk of recalls and associated costs, and enhance their brand reputation with consumers who demand transparency and accountability in the food supply chain.