To ensure the safety of the domestic and global food supply, government regulations and brand protection demands from customers are on the rise. To address these growing requirements, food processors up and down the supply chain now find that automated traceability systems are a virtual necessity. For many food processors, their current challenge is to identify an automated approach to traceability that is both cost-effective and a good fit for their current business operations.
This paper examines the regulatory requirements and prevailing customer expectations in the food industries today. Several different approaches to managing these regulations and expectations are compared, and case studies from a variety of food processors are included.