Food Safety / Process and Operations

FDA Releases IFT Report on Product Tracing in Food Systems


Nov 18, 2009

The Institute of Food Technologists delivered to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a new technical study that recommends guidelines to establish a comprehensive product tracing system to track the movement of food products effectively from farm to point of sale or service.

The report concludes that setting clear objectives for those in the food supply chain is the most appropriate approach to effective product tracing. Principally the system should be simple, user friendly and globally accepted, as well as have the ability to leverage existing industry systems.

To view the report in its entirety please visit The report will be available in the January 2010 issue of Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.