With increasing interest in food traceability around the globe and a focus on complying with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Traceability Final Rule, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) recently released an issue paper that examines traceability fundamentals and is intended as a resource for industry and other stakeholders.
iFoodDS and IBM have announced a tech-enabled traceability solution—iFoodDS Trace Exchange™ with IBM Food Trust™—to help companies across the food supply chain address the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) Food Traceability Final Rule, fulfilling Section 204(d) of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA 204).
The new humidity sensing capabilities added to Wiliot’s Internet of Things (IoT) Visibility Platform makes it possible for food companies to better ensure the safety, integrity, freshness, and sustainability of moisture-sensitive products
In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by Angela Fernandez of GS1 U.S. to discuss the new requirements and opportunities for companies to improve product traceability and supply chain visibility in light of FDA’s FSMA Rule 204 and the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, and how the use of GS1 Standards can help achieve these goals.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has released a report commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that evaluates food traceability trends based on 90 submissions from teams participating in FDA’s 2021 Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge. IFT determined that the knowledge, means, and technology have been developed to make end-to-end tech-enabled traceability a reality, but it will not be realized without collective action and continued innovation among the diverse food industry community.
Of all the key features of FDA's Traceability Final Rule, the Traceability Lot Code (TLC) stands out for its criticality and understated complexity. This crucial code serves as a breadcrumb trail, highlighting every step a product takes through the supply chain.To meet the TLC requirements, industry actors will need to make significant modifications to current lot coding practices.
This article examines and unpacks the evolving demands for traceability across various dimensions, such as supply chain visibility, transparency, trust, and sustainability. It investigates the growing importance of services related to the traceability of food production, harvesting, processing, and distribution, as well as verifiable credentials for product and process claims.
In November 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its Final Food Traceability Rule—a new rule that will have wide-reaching impact on food companies. This issue features Part 2 of the results of our survey of food processors' thoughts on this new rule and their plans for compliance.
In November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its new Food Traceability Rule. The rule will apply to companies that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food on FDA's Food Traceability List (FTL), but the rule will have a wide-reaching impact on processors and suppliers that work with other foods, too. We surveyed and interviewed food processors in the U.S./Canada and around the world to get their thoughts on this new rule and how it will impact their businesses.
On Demand: The second in this webinar series focuses on Core Element 1 of the New Era blueprint, tech-enabled traceability, as well as the contents of the final traceability rule—“Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods”—issued on November 15.
On Demand:This session will explore the FDA regulatory requirements and their relationship to existing programs and third-party standards. It will also discuss the challenges and benefits of traceability and approaches to establishing a robust and compliant traceability program.
On Demand: From this webinar, you will learn an invaluable understanding of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) 204 from the architect of Rule 204, Frank Yiannas, which will demystify its nuances and progress.