WASHINGTON — At a joint public meeting yesterday focused on improving the system for tracing food products and ingredients that are causing illness outbreaks, Robert Carpenter, president and chief executive officer, GS1 US, Lawrenceville, N.J., urged that government agencies incorporate GS1 industry standards in their traceability policies. The meeting was held by the Food and Drug Administration and the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The ...

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