The Global Food Traceability Market is set to reach $14.1 USD (£8.4 GBP) billion by 2020 (Allied Market Research). But why is traceability increasingly so important? Traceability has been the norm, rather than an added bonus, for a while now as a result of high-profile scandals such as the horsemeat debacle.
With the rise of food scandals, many lessons can be learned from taking a look at best practice for product traceability - such as the protected origins of fish from Alaska. Knowing the product journey from source to shelf is increasingly driven by customer demand since the latest food outrages seen across the globe.
Knowing where your food comes from is now more crucial than ever to consumers. For food suppliers, the best route to tracing a particular supply chain is through food distribution software or ERP software. We read about the horsemeat DNA scandal in retailer food supply chains every day, and now, so not to feel left out, processed meat has jumped up in the saddle and is coming along for the ride too.