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ISO Designates New Standards for Food Traceability



ISO 22005 sets out the general principles and basic requirements for designing and implementing a traceability system along a processor's supply chain. Processors aim to get certified by independent audit companies in a bid to demonstrate to regulators and consumers that they have taken the necessary steps to protect the safety of their products.

Processors that are certified under the new ISO standard will be required to have systems in place to trace the flow of feed, food, ingredients and packaging into and out of their plants.

They must also be able to identify the necessary documentation and tracking for each stage of production, ensure the adequate coordination between the different actors involved, and require that each party be informed of at least his direct suppliers and clients.

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