Food and Drug Administration

CFA Commends FDA on Progress Towards Better Food Traceability

CFA submitted the following comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the agency’s proposed requirements for additional traceability records for certain foods. Currently, most food companies need only keep records of the immediate suppliers and recipients of the foods they produce, so-called “one-up, one-back” tracing requirements. Several recent foodborne illness outbreaks have demonstrated that these requirements are inadequate to protect consumers. The proposed rule, which introduces common standards for data and events that must be recorded in a food’s supply chain, will help to aid foodborne illness investigations and ultimately make food companies more accountable for food safety.