Product Tracing in Food Systems: An IFT Report Recommendation Summary

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The safety of the food supply and the protection of the public health require a comprehensive and coordinated effort among all stakeholders. Effective product tracing throughout the supply chain, and from farm to fork, is of key importance. Best practices in product tracing would improve the speed and efficiency of response following a food safety triggering event, shorten duration of food borne outbreaks, and contribute to the maintenance of consumer confidence.

Authors: 
Institute of Food Technologists
Publisher: 
Institute of Food Technologists
Year: 
2009