Practical Use Of It In Traceability In Food Value Chains [chapter]

Jon Ratcliff, Michael Boddington
2009 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Traceability is today considered an essential requirement for the food value chain due to the need to provide consumers with accurate information in the event of food safety recalls, to provide assurance with regard the source and production systems for food products and in certain countries to comply with government legislation. Within an individual business traceability can be quite simple to implement, however, in a global trading market, traceability of the entire supply chain, including
more » ... istics is extremely complex. For this reason IT solutions such as TraceTracker have been developed which not only provide electronic solutions for complete traceability but also allow products to be tracked at any point in the supply chain.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0213-9_68 fatcat:tocw7dppbfabvdw75ucrezp5ry