Global Food Traceability Center Gains More Sponsors

Wasington-based global "clearinghouse" for food supply traceability gains support from Wegman's Food Markets and National Center for Food Protection and Defense

The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC),  a clearinghouse for efforts to protect and improve the global food supply that was officially launched in July by the Institute of Food Technologists, announced this week that Wegman's Food Markets and the National Center for Food Protection and Defense are the latest groups to sign as founding sponsors of the center. The new sponsors join Cargill Inc., Mars Inc., Walmart, PepsiCo, Intertek, the National Fisheries Institute and other groups that support the establishment of the not-for-profit, scientific clearinghouse for unbiased collaboration on product tracing solutions.

The intent of the center is to "increase the capability of industry and government to respond to those inevitable situations where things go sideways, when things don't go the way they're supposed to go," said Brian Sterling, operations director for the GFTC. "What we want to do is get the food system collaborating. Retailers and food processors are starting to put two-and-two together and come up with their own approaches." To read more, click HERE.