SAN ANTONIO — The National Fisheries Institute, Washington, and GS1 US are collaborating on the development of GS1 US Guidelines for Seafood Traceability in an effort to enhance product tracing and support food safety, said Steve Arens, senior director, GS1 US, Lawrenceville, N.J.
In a session here this week at U Connect 2010, Arens said the final guidelines should be available by September or October. The guidelines will cover traceability from “vessel to retailer,” including raw materials, ingredients, food contact packaging and finished goods. In developing the traceability guidelines, NFI and GS1 US are “anticipating what the FDA and the FSIS are going to ask the industry to do,” said Arens.
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