From Food Quality News:
An internet-based interface that allows food processors to see which country every ingredient has come from and each process a product goes through in the factory is set to significantly overhaul food chain traceability.
The Northern Ireland-based venture TraceAssured launched its online traceability initiative last week, promising to cut out many of the time-consuming headaches faced by food makers who identify a problem in the supply chain.
Dr Ken Baird, chairman of the company, says the system offers information on the entire food chain, from farm to fork, within minutes, compared with hours or days required in current traceability systems.
“It uses a novel approach as it traces containers instead of batches. Each container has a barcode, which can in the future be replaced by a RFID chip,” he explained to FoodProductionDaily.com.