Recent developments around the world have put an increasing focus on the need for food traceability. Complex supply chains of hundreds of ingredients are used to make the food we eat and this makes tracking and tracing a daunting task. In an effort to better protect public health from devastating outbreaks and recalls, governments across the world are in the process of implementing new regulations around food traceability. Food businesses are also just starting to realize the real financial benefits that come from more disciplined approaches to managing their supply chains.
This supplement of the Journal of Food Science presents compelling information on the feasibility and adaptability of a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional approach to food traceability that generates both commercial value and a safeguard to public health.
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