Traceability Rule: What Does it Mean to Me?

That is the $64,000 question … what does the new rule mean to my business?  The answer is, it depends on how you go to business.  Watermelons are one of a long list of fruits & vegetables that are included on the food list, so there is a good chance that you will have some level of involvement.  To find out what your responsibilities may be, the FDA provided a Q&A chart that will help you to make that determination.  A good understanding of different flows of fresh food through the supply chain may help you in FDA’s supply chain flowcharts.  With the ‘proposed’ rule under consideration, it will be some time before FDA will be able to publish a ‘final’ rule, so until then it is business as usual (for now).  More to come, so stay tuned.

Food List  
Q&A Chart  Supply Chain