Creating standardised data lists for traceability: a study of honey processing
Journal : International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies , vol. 3 , p. 283–291 , 2008
Publisher : InderScience Publishers
International Standard Numbers
Printed : 1744-2621
Electronic : 1744-263X
Publication type : Academic article
Issue : 4
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In food supply chains, there are numerous measurements, properties and parameters that must be recorded. This documentation is already necessary for legal reasons, labelling, traceability, profiling desirable characteristics, showing compliance and for meeting customer requirements. Standards for name and content of each of these data elements would aid information exchange between buyers, sellers, authorities, consumers and other interested parties. To establish what could form such a list of standard data elements for honey processors, a multi-stage survey was carried out. This and other research resulted in a standardised list of data elements capable of application by all honey processors.