TRACEABILITY, A PRACTICAL GUIDE
FOR AGRICULTURE & THE FOOD INDUSTRY
Text in French
Traceability is a topical subject, combining different notions such as safety, quality and transparency with regard to the origin of products and loyalty concerning commercial transactions. European food legislation has been significantly reworked in order to bolster consumer confidence. New rules (liability of operators and traceability) entered into force on 1st January 2005, in addition to food hygiene-related regulations on 1st January 2006. Therefore, every stakeholder in the agricultural and food sectors must now define the level and accuracy of the traceability that it requires in order to fulfil its responsibilities.
Published in 2007, this updated guide takes account of the changes to the regulations and the development of new identification tools. It presents different approaches to the implementation of traceability, including technical resources, methodologies and practical examples.
Myriam Ait-Aissa (Acta), Arnaud Bozec (Ifip-Institut du porc), Olivier de Carne (Coop de France), Georges Carotte (Institut de l’élevage), Christophe Cotillon (Actia), Sylvie Dauguet (Cetiom), Patrice Descamps (CTCPA), Gérald Ferrari (BNIC), Philippe Gallois (Iteipmai), Jean-Marc Gautier (Institut de l’élevage), Jean-Pierre Guyonnet (Arilait Recherches), Armelle Judde (Iterg), Catherine Lecomte (Ensia), Aurélie Michel (IFV), Sylvie Poncet (Agrotec), Caroline Pretet (IFV), Marianne Sellam (Acta), Laurent Vedrenne (Critt Poitou-Charentes), Marie-Hélène Vergote (Ensia), Nathalie Verjux (Arvalis).