Published 2009

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Publication details

Publisher : Nofima AS

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 978-82-7251-705-1

Publication type : Nofima’s reports

Contributors : Donnelly, Kathryn Anne-Marie; Thakur, Maitri

Series : Nofima rapportserie 31/2009

Year : 2009

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Kjetil Aune
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There are increasing demands for detailed information on the nature and origin of food products. Traceability is becoming a legal and commercial necessity. This ‘ad hoc’ standard has been created as part of the EU project – Trace the origin of food (TRACE) and cooperation with the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative. TRACE aims to develop generic and sector-specific traceability systems for use in the food industry. This standard is a specification of the information to be recorded in 3 links of the soya bean production chain: at the farmer, at the elevator handling bulk soya beans and at the processor in order to achieve effective traceability. The soya bean processing link refers to meal and oil processing (solvent extraction). This study has a special focus on the traceability needs of intercontinental trade particularly that between the USA and Europe currently and in the coming years this will be a vital area for new research with regards to internal and chain traceability mechanisms.