Four Steps to Take in 2013 to Meet the FSMA

Four Steps to Take in 2013 to Meet the FSMA


The ability to track and trace products and maintain product records and data for an extended period of time are the new reality under the FSMA. At the same time, the bigger challenge will be meeting the requirement for data to be easily exchanged among all parties in the supply chain now, or in 2015 when stronger levels of data recording conformance is likely to be enforced.

Meeting this new regulation will require the industry to agree upon a standardized format—most likely GS1—for recordkeeping and the tracking and tracing of food products. The tracking and tracing of individual food items via a consistent method of labeling, documenting, and reporting that all can have access to is likely to become the norm, rather than the exception, under the new rules.

 

Jack Sparn is chief innovation officer at Florida-based Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS), online at www.iGPS.net.

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