Traceability is one of FDA's main goals outlined in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety. Enhanced traceability of food products will help speed foodborne illness outbreak response and prevention, as well as increase the speed and efficiency of recalling contaminated or mislabeled food from the market.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded its internal review of the agency’s response to the U.S. infant formula supply crisis, which details key findings and recommendations that will allow the agency to respond more quickly during food safety emergencies.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recently published an audit report that focused on food businesses’ levels of compliance with food law as it relates to traceability and labeling for meat products.
Food companies that prepare fresh food items often source individual ingredients from primary suppliers. The food safety risk is typically controlled at primary supplier plants or farms; however, the food safety stakes are high. It is necessary to have "boots on the ground" to assess how food safety and quality programs are integrated with the front-line operation for those suppliers who mitigate food safety risk on the behalf of a receiving company.
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Supply chain is critical to any food safety program. Having full control and traceability of raw materials and end products is no longer an option, but rather a requirement. In the past two years, the pandemic has exposed new weaknesses and made visible the business risks posed by an unstable supply chain.
Improving food traceability is a key objective for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as demonstrated by the initiatives in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint to create a safer and more traceable food supply chain.