The reception in some quarters was less than enthusiastic when a report comparing food traceability regulations in 20 nations was released. Written by the Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC), the report weighed factors such as mandatory traceability regulations in each country, whether or not an electronic traceability database exists and the documentation requirements for imported products. All 13 European countries studied were judged to have superior visibility into their supply chains, while China’s was called poor. The six deemed average included the U.S., one of only two beef exporters without a national cattle identification system and a country where…Full Story
A nation-wide check-off program, from farmers to processors, will take the organic market to the next level.