What’s Up-And-Coming In Food Traceability?

Tracking and traceability has become much more important in the food industry because of both increasingly-stringent regulatory demands and the desires of consumers to know where, when, and how their food came to the table.

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    Tracking and traceability has become much more important in the food industry because of both increasingly-stringent regulatory demands and the desires of consumers to know where, when, and how their food came to the table.

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