WASHINGTON — A two-part study conducted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) for the Food and Drug Administration over the past two years has uncovered a number of flaws in the tracing systems used in the food industry. The study focused on produce and FDA-regulated food products and ingredients. More than 200 stakeholders were queried, including retailers, distributors, suppliers, trade associations and consumer groups. The study, now part of the FDA's public comment, is available ...

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