Join industry leaders already tracking over 150 million critical tracking events across the food chain with tech-enabled traceability by FoodLogiQ.
The final FSMA 204 rule has been published and we have 5 critical steps that every business must take.
Perform a top-level review of FSMA 204 requirements
Build out a product and ingredient assessment
Conduct technology and operations analysis
Collaborate with trading partners and industry associations
Collect, aggregate, and access Critical Tracking Event (CTE) data
What Do You Need to Know About FSMA 204 Compliance?
- Tech-Enabled traceability is essential for competitive food businesses and provides business value beyond compliance and consumer protection
- Companies are at risk if they do not understand their role and approach to capturing and sharing enhanced traceability data for high-risk foods
- The traceability timelines are feasible with aggressive action on the planning and development of digital traceability programs
- Advanced traceability record keeping is here to stay, this is only the beginning
Why FoodLogiQ as Your FSMA 204 Compliance Partner?
With regulations such as FSMA 204, for enhanced traceability and recordkeeping requirements, you need a trusted partner with industry expertise and extensive knowledge in traceability solutions to help ensure you’re meeting FSMA 204 compliance, customer requirements and consumer expectations. No other solution provider has decades of food industry expertise and experience that we do.
Our technology drives positive outcomes across the myriad of stakeholders in your business. Each functional area of your organization can realize significant benefits from FoodLogiQ technology, well outside the confines of FSMA 204 compliance.
Easier & more eﬃcient supplier management.
From onboarding new suppliers and building relationships to ensuring providers understand and follow processes, managing suppliers takes a lot of time. FoodLogiQ’s solutions increase visibility while decreasing supply chain legwork, meaning supply chain managers can more eﬀectively communicate with suppliers and eliminate or disengage from those that cause problems.
Food Safety + Quality Assurance
More timely resolutions.
When a product is compromised or contaminated, every minute counts. FoodLogiQ’s software solutions allow food safety personnel to immediately issue an investigation, notify all parties and record documentation—all in one spot, almost instantaneously—saving precious time and reducing the risk of contaminated items reaching consumers.
Marketing + PR
Increased brand recognition and consumer loyalty.
Marketers know consumers respond best to the companies that align with their own morals and beliefs. Traceability software helps marketing and PR teams share the stories customers care about most—where their food comes from and how it’s made. It’s a tool that enables fulﬁllment of your brand promises.
Board of Directors
Protect investments and your brand.
As a board member, you’re responsible for communicating value to shareholders. With end-to-end supply chain traceability, you can prove safety, quality and ﬁnancial beneﬁts using real data.
Improved visibility and trust.
Consumers have come to demand a new level of transparency and visibility. The new generation of consumers are more savvy about the ins and outs of the supply chain and demand greater visibility into previously unseen areas of your business. FoodLogiQ’s solutions provides enhanced capabilities and real-time data to help your business deliver on consumer mandates for transparency.
Improved reporting, quality, and safety assurance.
Regulatory demands for food safety and quality have only increased in recent history. As the FDA takes a more digitized approach to the collection, management, and sharing of data, FoodLogiQ’s solution capabilities provide assurances to regulators that your business is operating well above board.
What steps are you taking to ensure FSMA 204 readiness? Request time with one of our experts to discuss key components of the FSMA 204 rule and how your brand can strategically prepare for the finalized regulation.
Schedule Your Free FSMA 204 Consult Today
This free, 30-minute consult is led by one of our FSMA 204 traceability experts and includes:
- Overview of the final FSMA 204 rule released in November 2022 (and what’s changed!)
- How the final rule will impact your specific business operations
- A tailored Food Traceability List that will require additional recordkeeping
- Best practices for implementing a documented traceability plan
“FoodLogiQ does a great job building a traceability bridge with all of our trading partners.”
Our robust traceability solution is rooted in GS1 standards.
FoodLogiQ is built on a foundation of GS1 Standards for traceability, which aligns with the FDA’s approach to enhanced traceability recordkeeping. Implementing FoodLogiQ can help your organization prepare to meet these new FSMA requirements no matter where you are as a business.
FSMA 204 Questions
Who is affected?
Proposal is a requirement for those who:
- Pack or
- Hold foods on the Food Traceability List (FTL)
The additional recordkeeping requirements would apply not only to foods specifically listed on the FTL, but also to foods that contain foods on the list as ingredients.
What are the CTE requirements?
Traceability records must be maintained, legible and stored for 24 months – and must be provided to the FDA within 24 hours.
FDA defined Critical Tracking Events:
- Initial Packing (RAC)
- First Land-Based Receiver
What goes into a traceability plan?
If you are subject to the requirements of the final rule, you must establish and maintain a traceability plan containing the following information:
- A description of the procedures you use to maintain the records you are required to keep under this rule, including the format and location of these records.
- A description of the procedures you use to identify foods on the Food Traceability List that you manufacture, process, pack, or hold;
- A description of how you assign traceability lot codes to foods on the Food Traceability List, if applicable;
- A statement identifying a point of contact for questions regarding your traceability plan and records; and
- If you grow or raise a food on the Food Traceability List (other than eggs), a farm map showing the areas in which you grow or raise such foods.
- The farm map must show the location and name of each field (or other growing area) in which you grow a food on the Food Traceability List, including geographic coordinates and any other information needed to identify the location of each field or growing area.
- For aquaculture farms, the farm map instead must show the location and name of each container (e.g., pond, pool, tank, cage) in which you raise seafood on the Food Traceability List, including geographic coordinates and any other information needed to identify the location of each container.