By Keith Epperson,
Healthy, productive animals translate into a safe, sound food supply. And it starts with "Our Responsibility, Our Promise" to provide the best feed for dairy and beef cattle, swine, horses, poultry, fish, and companion animals.
A key component of the SF/SF program is the traceability. Any safety program for food or feed requires a comprehensive system of traceability within food and feed businesses so that targeted and accurate withdrawals can be undertaken and information shared with consumers or regulators, thereby avoiding the potential for unnecessary wider disruption in the event of food safety problems. It is necessary to ensure that a feed business can identify the sources from which the ingredients that are incorporated into a feed or feed ingredient have been supplied. The traceability of feed or feed ingredients intended to be incorporated into the food chain shall be established at all stages of production, processing, and distribution.
All facilities that receive ingredients or products and recombine those ingredients to create a product with a new identity must have a system of ingredient lot tracking and product tracing:
- Ingredient lot tracking records the individual ingredient lots used in the manufacturing process and tracks each to its respective lots of finished products.
- Product tracing provides a complete list of all ingredient lots used in any lot of finished product.
These requirements are identical to the
For more details on the SF/SF program’s traceability requirements,
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