Article Tagged with: "traceability"

Review of GC-C-IRMS, a prominent technique for Traceability and Authenticity in Foods and Beverages

September 17, 2014 8:56 am1 comment
Review of GC-C-IRMS, a prominent technique for Traceability and Authenticity in Foods and Beverages

That is a technique that is showing enormous promise in order to provide reliable data on traceability, authenticity, and origin of foods and beverages.   As consumers demand more certainty over where their food and beverages originate from and the genuineness of ingredients, there is a need for analytical techniques that […]

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Fish Fraud and traceability needs

April 26, 2013 8:51 am0 comments
Fish Fraud and traceability needs

Fish fraud rates are alarming in the United States, according to Beth Lowell of Oceana report.   Fish fraud: why should I care about this? When you get some fish, whether yo go out to a restaurant or you buy it at the grocery store, you expect to know that […]

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FDA Uses Video Testimonials to Illustrate Consequences of Food Poisoning to Retailers

April 4, 2013 6:09 am0 comments
FDA Uses Video Testimonials to Illustrate Consequences of Food Poisoning to Retailers

Good traceability practises key to threat identification.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted three videos featuring people affected by foodborne illness Wednesday in an effort to educate food retailers on the potentially devastating effects of an outbreak. Two of the videos feature family members of Zella Ploghoft of […]

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Apple Trees From U.S. Under Quarantine in Canada

April 3, 2013 8:02 am1 comment
Apple Trees From U.S. Under Quarantine in Canada

Canada warned the United States Tuesday about a pest problem previously not seen in North America involving apple trees.  The organism does not poise any immediate threat to human health.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has been notified by the Canadian […]

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Events – United Fresh 2013, FreshTech Learning Center

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Events – United Fresh 2013, FreshTech Learning Center

United Fresh 2013 will feature the FreshTech Learning Center with a session entitled “The Produce Traceability Intitative (PTI): Past, Present & Future”   When the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) was launched, steering committee members anticipated the industry would be able to complete all milestones toward a whole-chain, electronic traceability system […]

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Industry awaits traceability rules

April 1, 2013 10:47 am0 comments
Industry awaits traceability rules

Produce Traceability Initiative supporters are reveling in a recent Food and Drug Administration-commissioned report that supports the industry’s work on traceability.   The report enters discussion as the industry awaits the FDA’s traceability rules. The March 4 “Pilot Projects for Improving Product Tracing along the Food Supply System Final Report” […]

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FDA extends comment period on traceability

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FDA extends comment period on traceability

With the comment period set to expire April 4, the FDA extended the deadline for comments until July 3.   The Institute of Food Technologists on March 4 issued a 334-page report, “Pilot Projects for Improving Product Tracing along the Food Supply System,” focusing on processed foods and high-risk fresh […]

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CME: Canada, Mexico Critical for US Beef, Pork Shipments

March 14, 2013 7:07 am0 comments
CME: Canada, Mexico Critical for US Beef, Pork Shipments

The reaction of Canada’s government to USDA’s proposed “fix” for mandatory country-of-origin labeling was predictable and swift, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner.   Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz stated, among other things, that Canada was “extremely disappointed with the proposed regulatory changes” and that Canada would consider all options, […]

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USDA Proposes Rule to Amend Labeling Under COOL

March 11, 2013 5:34 am0 comments
USDA Proposes Rule to Amend Labeling Under COOL

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a proposed modification to the rules required for the labeling of muscle cut commodities covered under the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program, writes Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor.   Under the proposed rule, origin designations for animals slaughtered in the US […]

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The coming of farm-to-fork traceability

November 19, 2012 9:46 am1 comment
The coming of farm-to-fork traceability

Before long, nearly everyone in the food supply chain should have tools to trace products back to the point of origin. It’s the law, and it’s good for business.   Over the summer, cantaloupes tainted by two strains of salmonella entered the food supply chain, killing at least three people […]

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