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Traceability and Sustainability schemes boom as consumers demand transparency

11/03/2015
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Increasing consumer demand for transparency has led to a growing number of food traceability certification schemes and analytical tools. Consumer concerns about food safety have led to new traceability schemes for a wide range of ingredients, including soy, sugar and corn. The growing importance of transparency presents fresh challenges for the food industry. Food companies and retailers need to decide which ingredients to focus on and then select suitable traceability or sustainability schemes.

Another factor driving this demand is the rising incidence of food fraud such as the horsemeat scandal. It is estimated that up to 10% of all food products could be adulterated. Today, different systems are developping to authenticate food origins, while others are developing specialized software solution to ‘track and tell’ ingredient origins. Continue Reading…