The IFT's Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) is a global leader in the food traceability space. With the FDA’s release of the rule on Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods (Food Traceability Rule), you may have questions about how to ensure your business and traceability system stand ready to meet the requirements. GFTC has expert resources to help you understand what you need to know and how to respond.

Commodity-Specific Resources

Wondering how the FDA’s Requirements for Additional Traceability Records applies to you? Explore our commodity-specific resources to understand how you and your business are impacted by the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act final rule, including topics such as KDEs/CTEs, Traceability Plan Requirements, Record Keeping, and Exemptions.

Traceability Requirements for Cheese

Understand the traceability requirements for soft & semi-soft ripened or unripened cheeses such as cottage, chevre, cream cheese, mascarpone, ricotta, queso blanco, queso fresco, queso de crema, queso de puna, brie, camembert, feta, mozzarella, taleggio, blue, brick, fontina, monterey jack, and muenster.


Traceability Requirements for Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peppers, & Melons

Understand the traceability requirements for fresh, whole cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and melons.


Traceability Requirements for Ready-to-Eat Deli Salads

Understand the traceability requirements for refrigerated ready-to-eat deli salads, such as egg salad, potato salad, pasta salad, and seafood salad.


Traceability Requirements for Fresh Cut Produce from Listed Foods

Understand the traceability requirements for fresh-cut produce including all types of fresh-cut fruits, vegetables, and herbs.


Traceability Requirements for Fresh-Cut Produce Composed of Unlisted Foods

Understand the traceability requirements for fresh-cut produce composed of unlisted foods such as cut apples, carrots, strawberries, etc.


Traceability Requirements for Fresh Leafy Greens

Understand the traceability requirements for fresh leafy greens such as arugula, baby leaf, butter lettuce, chard, chicory, endive, escarole, green leaf, iceberg lettuce, kale, red leaf, pak choi, Romaine, sorrel, spinach, and watercress.


Traceability Requirements for Nut Butters

Understand the traceability requirements for all types of tree nut and peanut butters such as almond, cashew, chestnut, coconut, hazelnut, peanut, pistachio, and walnut butters.


Traceability Requirements for Shell Eggs

Understand the traceability requirements for shell eggs from domesticated chickens.


Traceability Requirements for Seafood

Understand the traceability requirements for fresh and frozen seafood such as Finfish (specifically histamine-producing species, species potentially contaminated with ciguatoxin; and species not associated with histamine or ciguatoxin), crustaceans, molluscan shellfish, bivalves, and Smoked finfish (refrigerated and frozen).


Traceability Requirements for Sprouts

Understand the traceability requirements for all variety of sprouts such as alfalfa sprouts, allium sprouts, bean sprouts, broccoli sprouts, clover sprouts, radish sprouts, alfalfa & radish sprouts, and other fresh sprouted grains, nuts, and seeds.


Traceability Requirements for Tropical Tree Fruits

Understand the traceability requirements for fresh tropical tree fruits such as mango, papaya, mamey, guava, lychee, jackfruit, and starfruit.


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Traceability Resources

Whether you are building a traceability plan from scratch or improving on your business’s existing traceability program, the GFTC provides you with the tools and training needed to effectively manage your business’s food traceability needs.


Level Up Your Traceability System

Enterprise Traceability Education Suite

From a basic awareness of food traceability principles to detailed guides on how to design and implement - or evaluate and enhance - your traceability program, our all-in-one suite comes with three courses included and is designed to meet all your company’s traceability needs.

Each course is thoughtfully designed to educate professionals across all levels and business areas, emphasizing the significance of traceability and its practical application within your business operations.


Start Your Traceability Journey

Demystifying Traceability Course

Learn the fundamentals of food traceability through this self-paced, introductory-level course that will help you understand the latest product tracing practices and technologies; and teach you to build your own forward-looking, interoperable, and trustworthy traceability plan.

Additional FSMA Resources

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