FSMA 204 establishes compliance guidelines for how you can implement more comprehensive traceability procedures for many produce items and products. Expanding traceability with traceability lot codes can profoundly impact supply chain efficiency and facilitate faster responses to public safety issues. However, many facilities may be unsure how best to use traceability tools like lot codes to reach their goals.
This infographic from the International Fresh Produce Association describes two key functions—tracebacks and recalls—and illustrates their critical differences. While both tools are valuable, each accomplishes a different outcome.