Traceability and assurance protocols in the global food system

Arsen Poghosyan, Francisco Gonzalez-Diaz, Yuliya Bolotova, Fernando Montealegre, Hemanshu Goda, Vahe Heboyan, Sebastian Senesi, Matheus Marino, Santiago Andrade Mena, Zafarbek Ahmedov, Alla Golub, Svitlana Levchuk, Denise Mainville, Lourdes Martinez, Olga Panteleeva, Inna Ponomarenko, Eluned Jones

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In the 21st century, the food supply chain has become a complex, interconnected system with strategies that are aimed at creating improved products to satisfy consumers' demand for safer foods. To stay competitive and ensure consumer confidence, agribusiness firms develop and implement strategies that take into account not only traditional economic factors driving the food demand, but also issues such as food safety and quality. Traceability and assurance protocols help agribusiness companies improve and refine their production processes, thus providing better control over, and transparency of, food quality and safety throughout the food supply chain. This paper reports on the empirical results of focus interviews conducted during the 2004 IAMA conference to determine the current implemented levels of traceability and assurance protocols and considers some of the issues regarding the benefits, costs and constraints of implementing those protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-126
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Assurance
  • Food
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Traceability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Business and International Management


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