The Institute of Food Technologists’ Global Food Traceability Center (IFT’s GFTC) has released eleven new commodity-specific educational videos covering key sections of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Food Traceability Final Rule. In November 2022, FDA issued the final rule, fulfilling Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Section 204.

IFT’s video series is intended to help entities along the food supply chain achieve regulatory compliance with the final rule by the deadline of January 20, 2026.

Anyone who manufactures, processes, packs, or holds foods on the FDA’s Food Traceability List is responsible for complying with the traceability final rule. These entities must determine what data needs to be collected and when it needs to be collected, as well as which supply chain activities apply to them.