Focusing on traceability
The EU has given Fiskeriforskning the task of leading the traceability part of a new 5-year EU project - TRACE.
Project Manager, Scientist Petter Olsen, says that the project will focus on testing and making recommendations of traceability tools, as well as establishing general principles for traceability in the food industry. To address traceability, the project will also create standards for electronic interchanges of traceability information and make a recommendation for what information should be registered for production of mineral water, honey, chicken, ham and cereals.
TRACE consists of to main parts: One methodical part and one traceability part. The traceability part in TRACE will attempt to make traceability simpler, raster and easier for the food industry. The project will also map and evaluate the advantages of the traceability systems for production of the above-referenced products, including studying which possibilities exist for tracing and following these foods through all links of production and distribution.
Fiskeriforskning has been given the assignment on the basis of the Institute’s participation in TraceFish "Traceability of Fish Products". This was the title of an EU project coordinated by Fiskeriforskning, which was concluded in 2002. The task of the project was to develop standards about what kinds of information should follow products of farmed and wild-caught fish, respectively, and how these data should be coded and transferred electronically.