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What is traceability?
Traceability pretty much does what it says on the tin.
Within a food and beverage business, traceability is the ability to trace all processes, from procurement of raw materials to production, consumption, and disposal.
Essentially, traceability serves to answer these questions:
- When was the product produced?
- Where was the product produced?
- And who was the product produced by?
Where a company has comprehensive food traceability systems in place (like in a manufacturing business), they can also establish where the raw materials came from, identify specific batches of product produced, where the other products from that batch ended up, and much more.
This information is incredibly important; it is necessary to have traceability to keep consumers safe as well as…
- Reduce risk
- Protect revenue
- Add brand value
- Increase profitability
- Improve sustainability