Traceability in food industry

Description

Traceability measures to respond to potential risks that can arise in food and feed, so as to ensure that all food products are safe for humans to eat.

Alternative labels

food industry traceability
methods for traceability in food industry
food provenance
food traceability, processes for traceability in the food industry
traceability of food to source
source of food products
provenance of food

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Traceability in food industry is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Food technologist: Food technologists develop processes for manufacturing foodstuffs and related products based on chemical, physical, and biological principles and technology. They design and plan layouts or equipment, oversee staff, engage in controlling, and improve food technologies in food production processes.
Food regulatory advisor: Food regulatory advisors are extra-judicial or judiciary technical experts. They ensure food industry practices comply with the regulatory norms. They perform audits, make diagnosis and monitor activities of inspection. These experts have expertise in food processing, food analysis, quality, safety, certification, traceability. They update, review, and approve labelling designs, develop nutrition facts panels, and ensure that products and labels meet appropriate standards and regulations.
Aquaculture quality supervisor: Aquaculture quality supervisors establish standards and policies for the quality control of aquatic organisms’ production. They test and inspect the stock according to hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles and safety regulations.

Optional knowledge

Traceability in food industry is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Aquaculture production manager: Aquaculture production managers plan, direct and coordinate the production of fish, shellfish or other forms of aquatic life such as cash crops, in large-scale aquaculture operations to culture and harvest or for release into fresh, brackish or salt water. 

Prepared meals nutritionist: Prepared meals nutritionists value ingredients, manufacturing processes, and foodstuffs in order to assure nutritional quality and suitability of prepared meals and dishes. They study nutritional value of foodstuffs and dishes and advise on the composition of different meals or dishes for human feed (allergenic items, macro and micronutrients, …)

 


 

References

  1. Traceability in food industry – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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