Aug 10, 2020
Food traceability — know what you eat
AS CONSUMERS are becoming more aware of what they eat, the need to know the origin of the food and its authenticity seems to grow in recent years. Along with the nutritious value, consumers these days are also concerned about the practice behind the production of each item that is bought to be served at home.
Food traceability is defined as the possible historical tracking of food products — raw and semi-finished items — which ensure finished products are safe for consumption.
SYSPRO Asia Pacific CEO Rob Stummer said the dramatic increase in global trading and the complexity of supply chains have caused several issues concerning the authentication of food.
“With the rise of global product recalls, more regulations have been implemented to protect the end consumer than ever before. In addressing food safety issues in Malaysia, Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 includes a provision for traceability, but it is mainly a paper-based system that passes information along with the commodity,” he told The Malaysian Reserve in an interview recently.
However, Stummer said this system can be prone to failure, either inadvertently or deliberately due to fraud like non-compliant halal products.
“This is why there is a need to establish a technology-based traceability system to support the food safety surveillance programme in Malaysia.
Read more at: https://themalaysianreserve.com/2020/08/10/food-traceability-know-what-you-eat/
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