Publisher: Nofima AS (tidligere Fiskeriforskning)
Number of pages: 34
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Open Access: green
Traceability will be an immensely important subject for the food and fish industry the forthcoming years. From August 12th 2004, registration and prior notice sent in electronic form with a wealth of traceability information is required for all food shipments to the US (Bioterrorism Act PL107-188). The EU Common Food Law (178/2002) came into effect on January 1st 2005 and requires one-up, one-down traceability.
The Seafood Plus R&D project is a European joint effort between fish industry and solution providers, assisted by research institutes and financed by the European Commission, to ensure that the fish industry is ready to meet these challenges.
Companies in a pelagic supply chain in Denmark, a tuna supply chain in Spain and a farmed salmon supply chain in Norway were chosen to be pilot companies in SeafoodPLUS. The study included a kick-off meeting (D8), first visit - analysis (D9), second visit - mapping info loss (D10), common meeting – plan ahead (D11), plan for changes needed (D12), evaluation of changes done and quantification of information loss in each supply chain (D13). This report describes the material flow and information flow, points out where information is lost in the current system, recommends changes to existing routines and practices, and briefly evaluates the relevant changes voluntarily undertaken by the pilot companies as a result of the recommendations.