During a typical traceability audit, having confirmed that the manufacturer adequately records ingredient and materials receiving, usage and dispatch as part of a finished product batch, it is not unusual for the auditor to ask the manufacturer to carry out an on the spot trace exercise on a finished product.
A new report from the National Farmers Union (NFU) Mutual finds that 33% of consumers surveyed were less trusting of food supply chains than they were 5 years ago.
In phase two of the project, Volac are focusing on integrating SoftTrace LIMS across all areas of the Felinfach facility to cover micro-biological, chemical and physical testing of incoming raw materials and packaging, in-process bulk product as finished product as well as environmental testing.
Queens University Belfast is set to coordinate a €10m project (EU-China-Safe) to boost food safety and fraud prevention in EU and China.
Traceability is far from a new concept in the food industry, but FSMA puts formal requirements around the process and assigns additional responsibilities for achieving supply chain visibility and increased control over raw materials and processes.
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