Free FDA Webinar Wednesday on the Food Traceability Rule

Dec. 6, 2022
The agency itself will explain this key food safety requirement.

The FDA just released in November the final rule on food traceability, a key food safety requirement for the future. To get you familiar with the rule, the agency will hold a webinar this Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 1-5pm ET.

At the core of the rule is the Food Traceability List (FTL), which focuses efforts on food categories that were the source of many, if not most, of the FDA’s recent recalls: fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, shell eggs, nut butters, ready-to-eat deli salads, cheeses and seafood products.

The key requirement within the final rule is that any company manufacturing, processing, packaging or holding products on the FTL must maintain records, including key data elements (KDEs) related to critical tracking events (CTEs). In the event of an incident, covered firms, farms, retail food establishments and restaurants will be required to provide information to the FDA within 24 hours.

The webinar will explain the rule, including the covered foods and recordkeeping requirements. The FDA will answer pre-submitted questions and take questions during the webinar. Register for the webinar here:


See the FDA rule at

About the Author

Dave Fusaro | Editor in Chief

Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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