Beneath the U.S. The Food Traceability Proposed Rule of the FDA can require people who grow, package, process, or store food on the Food Traceability List (FTL) of the FDA to control and record Key Data Elements (KDEs) at Critical Tracking Events (CTEs).
Some of the foods that can be found on the FTL include shell eggs, cucumbers, leafy greens, peppers, tropical tree fruits, fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, ready-made deli salads, and cheeses except for those that are hard. The traceability rules also apply to any foods that may use these examples as part of their ingredients.
As for CTEs, these include growing, receiving, creating, transforming, and shipping. For example, an event may include a customer outside of a consumer who receives a product once it’s shipped from another location. Transforming may involve modifying foods, the label, or packaging. Some examples of this include the combination of ingredients.
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