With the recent E. Coli romaine lettuce outbreak consumer and food safety advocacy groups are putting pressure on the FDA to implement more robust traceability requirements on producers of leafy greens and other high risks produce.
Current industry traceability requirements, including those required by high level audits, e.g. GFSI-bench marked audits are very important.
It is a good time to review your traceability program and to make improvements if they are necessary.
A robust traceability system could be your protection, especially if you are packing into a common label.
Feel free to call me if you want to discuss this topic and how it relates to your current program.
This post was prompted by a May 24, 2018 The Packer article ” Groups urge FDA to require better traceability for leafy greens”.