IDC PeerScape: Practices for Food Traceability in the United States
This IDC study is designed to help readers understand strategies that retailers have used to trace food products throughout their supply chain in order to respond quickly in the event of a recall. Knowing where a product was throughout its life cycle, the risks inherent in its creation, and the impact to the general public are essential for food retailers to understand why tracking their products is so important. This IDC PeerScape aims to raise awareness of options to respond effectively and promptly in the matter of contamination or foodborne illness threats and minimize their effect on retailers' margins and bottom line."According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick each year from foodborne diseases. Approximately 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year. This doesn't have to be the case. Much of this can be circumvented through process regulation and standardization," says Victoria Brown, senior research analyst, IDC Retail Insights.