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Economics of Traceability

Food Safety News reported that we have by now 630 cases of Cyclospora infections in 22 states in a little over 2 months and the source of the outbreak has not been located yet with certainty. In addition, we had … Continue reading

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FDA / IFT pilots – what needs to be defined!

Last week I may have been a little harsh with the officials at FDA and the people at IFT. I guess they cannot do anything different as they are being told by lawmakers. If lawmakers say that they cannot recommend … Continue reading

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FDA Traceability Pilots – what for? why?

FDA announced on their traceability web site last week that they are now commencing with the mandated pilot traceability programs for the food industry. It is easy to see why it is being conducted, that is because a clueless congress … Continue reading

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German EHEC Outbreak – The lessons we should learn

I am continuously following the news as the break in Germany about the investigation of EHEC outbreak. Authorities seem still being challenged determining the exact origin and the paths it took within the German food supply chain. In recent blog … Continue reading

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Does plant traceability really help?

Being German, I am following the news coming from Germany about the E. coli outbreak that killed by now more than 15 people and have thousands sickened. It is for me a déjà vu, remembering the tomato scare we had … Continue reading

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