These days, more consumers want to know what ingredients are in their food, where it came from, how it was handled and more. As food producers, more of the trace-back and verification responsibilities are going to fall in your lap. You need to be increasingly aware of the developments and technology within this area.

The Food Traceability Report, from the publishers of Food Chemical News, is a monthly print and online newsletter that covers traceability, the process for analyzing and tracking food products from farm to fork.

The report will cover a variety of issues including technology, trade and regulatory issues affecting traceability practices. In addition, each issue will include checklists, decision trees, forms and sample identity preservation programs. Online subscribers can access a database of international traceability regulations, along with position papers and related articles, plus receive weekly e-mail news updates.

Traceability will continue to be an increasingly important issue with the growth in organic and biotech foods, along with consumer concerns about antibiotic resistance and food-animal health issues, such as foot-and-mouth disease.

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