ReposiTrak is now waiving the $2,000 setup fee for food suppliers connecting to the ReposiTrak Traceability Network®. The network, which is the focus of ReposiTrak’s recently announced partnership with the National Grocers Association (NGA), is an easy way for suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers to share traceability data that will be required by the impending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) traceability rule for high-risk foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Section 204.

The partnership brings traceability resources to NGA’s independent grocer and wholesaler members, who facilitate more than one third of U.S. grocery retail sales. Complimentary access to the ReposiTrak Traceability Network provides food suppliers with the opportunity to become traceability ready at no cost.

Through automation proven supply chain technology, the network simplifies the creation and sharing of the Key Data Element records required by FDA. The ReposiTrak Traceability Network can support mass-scale traceability records creation and retention, at a cost that is less than most companies spend on electronic data interchange (EDI). The solution is built on the world’s largest compliance network and its development was guided by the Food Traceability Leadership Consortium, a group of industry trade organizations, wholesalers, and retailers that set out the objective for ReposiTrak to develop the easiest and least expensive solution that meets and exceeds FSMA 204 requirements.

The process to join the Network takes less than one hour, and for a limited time, ReposiTrak will waive the initial setup fees for food industry suppliers. Once data exchange begins, suppliers will pay a low, flat fee for unlimited records creation and Key Data Element sharing with their in-network trading partners.

Suppliers interested in the ReposiTrak program should contact Derek Hannum at