FDA, FSIS Explore Traceability Options

By Helena Bottemiller, Food Safety News

Federal food safety agencies held a two-day public meeting this week to discuss what kind of food traceability policies should be pursued to increase the speed and accuracy of foodborne illness and recall investigations.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the two bodies that share jurisdiction over the food supply, heard input from consumer advocates, the food industry, public health experts, and companies offering high-tech traceability solutions.

Though many different opinions were presented on tracing food from farm-to-fork, there was one thing everyone agreed on: we need to be better at it.

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