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Traceability

Traceability is a system in which fruits and vegetables can be traced from the field to the buyer by lot through unique codes. Each farm should have a traceability system in place that allows the grower to track the produce from the field (one step back) to the buyer (one step forward). Traceability is made easier by establishing lots so each distinct lot can be traced separately. The University of Tennessee in conjunction with Cornell University and the University of Minnesota created decision trees to help growers assess the risks on their farm, as well as food safety template language, record-keeping logs and sample SOPs that you can download and tailor to your needs.