Study Finds Flaws in Traceability Systems

A two-part study conducted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) for the Food and Drug Administration over the past two years has uncovered a number of flaws in the tracing systems used in the food industry. The study focused on produce and FDA-regulated food products and ingredients. More than 200 stakeholders were queried, including retailers, distributors, suppliers, trade associations

WASHINGTON — A two-part study conducted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) for the Food and Drug Administration over the past two years has uncovered a number of flaws in the tracing systems used in the food industry.

The study focused on produce and FDA-regulated food products and ingredients. More than 200 stakeholders were queried, including retailers, distributors, suppliers, trade associations and consumer groups. The study, now part of the FDA's public comment,

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