Law requires traceability to be established at all stages of the food chain. Traceability is defined as:
‘The ability to trace and follow a food, feed, food producing animal or substance…through all stages of production, processing and distribution’. ‘Production’ includes primary production and reflects a ‘farm to fork’ approach.
The ability to manage recalls through the supply chain is important in reducing health risks and organisations would benefit from their own traceability systems being linked to those of their food suppliers.
In the specification, full traceability through to farm can be made a requirement - supporting the understanding and management of the supply chain - along with full HACCP systems being in place.
Developing local supply chains opens up opportunities for small Welsh producers.