Traceability Rule

The FDA has issued the Food Traceability Final Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). We have resources to help you understand the elements in the final rule, review what has changed, and begin the discussion about implementation of the regulation. These resources can help you:

  • Understand expected timelines.
  • Review changes to the proposed rule.
  • Begin the process of gathering industry questions.

SQF Traceability Blog Posts

Traceability Is Important, But It Must Be Done Right

Food safety is the single most important issue the food industry prioritizes every day. Without a safe food supply, we risk the trust and confidence of the consumers we’re committed to serving.

SQF Earns Recognition by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA FSMA Preventative Controls of Human Food Rule

The FDA announced that the SQF Food Safety Code: Food Manufacturing, Edition 9, plus the SQF Addendum, are in alignment with the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule.

SQF Code Edition 9 Product Traceability and Crisis Management – Mandatory Product Identification Specifics in Section

In SQF Edition 9, a requirement has been modified regarding product changeover and label reconciliation, specifically in section  

GS1 and FMI Traceability Series

As a division of FMI, we’re pleased to share this free GS1 and FMI recorded webinar series exploring established best practices that support FSMA 204 recordkeeping requirements.

The What’s Next - Preparing to Meet FSMA 204 Requirements - Tools and Resources

This video is the final webinar of a four-part series about FSMA Rule 204 and goes into detail about how you can prepare to meet the requirements.

The Why - Driving Business Value Beyond FSMA 204 Regulatory Compliance

This webinar is the third of a four-part series about FSMA Rule 204 and provides information about FDA food traceability tools and resources, along with steps to following a traceability plan. 

The How - Industry Defined Guidance to Help Meet FSMA 204 Record Keeping Requirements

This webinar is the second of a four-part series about FSMA Rule 204 and discusses the importance of unique identification when record keeping.

The What - Understanding the Basics of FSMA Rule 204

This webinar is the first of a four-part series about FSMA Rule 204 and goes into detail about understanding the basics of this rule.