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Online Exclusives: Is Europe Outpacing the U.S. in Traceability?
For more than a decade, European authorities and producers have been held to higher standards for food quality than any other region worldwide, and the results have matched the regulation: Europe has one of the lowest levels of food contamination in the world.
Departments: News & Notes
Industry announcements for August/September 2013
The Produce Traceability Initiative is spearheading efforts toward whole chain traceability by incorporating technology and common standards
Most major food industry organizations are supporting recommendations for food traceability made in 'Pilot Projects for Improving Tracing Along the Food Supply System—Final Report' that covers two food tracing projects sponsored by the FDA
Features: ‘Boat-to-Plate’ Traceability
With a global quality hub, the seafood industry can verify product quality on the boat, at the fishery, with the at-sea and land processors, and at the distributor
Departments: Certified Wheat Seed Ensures Quality of the Loaf
When it comes to food ingredients, few food manufacturers can match the quality assurance and traceability claims of Warburtons, the United Kingdom’s largest independent baker.
Departments: Safety, Traceability in Food Manufacturing
The volume and severity of food recalls in recent years are enough to scare any consumer away from grocery aisles and frighten any food manufacturer into thinking that its product might be next. The industry got a taste of that reality with the massive recall of Salmonella-contaminated products made with peanuts originating from the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). By March 2009, the recall included more than 3,200 products, with the number rising daily. Then, just as the dust seemed to settle, a...
Departments: Track, Trace Technology Drives Business Improvements
The food and beverage manufacturing industry faces challenging market conditions on multiple fronts: product safety requirements, razor-thin margins, unique customer orders, and constantly varying stock keeping units. To meet such challenges, manufacturers turn to tracking and tracing tools. Capable of tracking materials and products within a single plant or throughout a network of plants, these tools have the potential to provide a complex range of benefits and competitive advantages. While tracking and...
Some things never change. In the food industry, the need to ensure the safety of all products is one of those things. With the rising number of large-scale food recalls, diminishing consumer confidence, and increasing scrutiny from regulators and the food industry marketplace itself, the need to ensure the safety of the domestic and global food supply, coupled with demands for brand-protection assurance, have never been greater.