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The Road to Traceability is Paved with Unique Identification

Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Cost: FREE

“With GS1-128 barcodes, we can now track products by batch/lot number, anywhere between our processing facilities, distribution centers and stores or restaurants.”

-Paul Lothian, Business Solutions Architect, Tyson Foods*


Is PTI worth the work? FDA, Walmart among those saying yes

The Produce Traceability Initiative is a worthwhile investment, especially in the event of outbreaks, according to key industry stakeholders.

Prevention is king when it comes to food safety, but a standardized traceability system can make a difference when an incident occurs.


All the things that were recalled this week: ground beef, nose sprays, homeopathic drugs

Product recalls over the past week included one for homeopathic drugs, two involving nose sprays and another two for potential E. coli contamination of ground beef products.

Here's a roundup of various food and drug recalls from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration for the week of Aug. 27-31.