Traceability applies to used raw materials, additives, end products, packaging materials, and rework i.e. waste and disapproval. This also applies to products used for product development and possible test products.
According to the General Food Law, it is required for each foodstuff business’ product to be traceable. This traceability is described in Guidance on the implementation of articles 11,12,16,17,18,19 and 20 of regulation (EC) N0 178/2002 on general food law (see annex). In the Guidance (Article 18) it is stated that the company must know which supplier delivers / has delivered what raw materials, including quantity and delivery days.
The company must also know which customer received what product and how much.
Standards requirements traceability
The actual operation of this system is described in the tracing test report. The full tracing can be complete in 4 hours.
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