Traceability in the food supply chain helps contain foodborne pathogens.

Traceability in the Food Supply Chain: Why Tracking Food Is Important and How to Do It

According to a May 1, 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. is failing to contain foodborne pathogens. While incidences of infection for Salmonella typhimurium declined, infection rates for other salmonella serotypes, as well as Listeria and Shigella, remained unchanged in 2019. The number of reported foodborne illnesses caused by all…

There are many reasons why food traceability is important, including recalls.

Why Food Traceability Is Important

Food traceability isn’t just important. It’s required to stay compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Under the act, the ability to pinpoint the stops that a product made on its journey through the supply chain is imperative. Tracking can help prove compliance with food hygiene requirements and can support other measures necessary to…