Under the proposed rule, the creator or first receiver of listed foods would be required to create a lot-specific “traceability lot code” for the food. This code would then follow the lot through the supply chain until a documented kill step is applied or the lot enters retail sale. Other companies that handle, ship, receive or transform the food throughout the supply chain would also be required to maintain additional records depending upon their operations.
The comment period for the proposed rule closes January 21, 2021. This issue will be subject to discussion by the AHPA Government Relations Committee.