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In this video series, the Kellerman Consulting team discusses the important topic of traceability in food businesses. Throughout the six-video series, we cover topics such as what traceability information to collect during the supplier approval process, managing the traceability of Work-in-progress (WIP) and rework materials, and the differences between traceability exercises and mock recalls.
Episode 3: Traceability During Receiving and Stock Rotation Practices
In the third episode of the Traceability in Food Businesses video series, we discuss what type of traceability information to document at the point of receipt for incoming materials, as well as the basics of proper stock rotation practices.
Episode 4: Traceability During Work-in-Process and Rework
In the fourth episode of the Traceability in Food Businesses video series, we focus on traceability during processing and discuss the importance of using batch records. We also review the identification of both WIP and rework materials and how documenting the use of these materials is critical to a site’s traceability system.
Episode 5: Tests of the Traceability System and Recall Program
In the fifth episode of the Traceability in Food Businesses video series, we discuss how and when to conduct a traceability exercise, as well as what to document as part of the exercise. We also review how trace exercises and mock recalls are different from one another, and the importance of testing both.
Episode 6: Traceability in GFSI
In the final episode of the series, we discuss the traceability and mock recall requirements for each of the major GFSI schemes: SQF, BRCGS, FSSC 22000, and PrimusGFS. Even if your facility does not operate under a GFSI scheme, this video includes helpful information for those considering implementing a best-in-class traceability program.
A traceability exercise is a test of a product through all stages of the traceability system from receiving, stock rotation, processing, packaging, and all the way through to finished product shipment. The most important activity during a recall is to establish clear documentation for every change of custody for each recalled lot of food products.