The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy released voluntary practices and protocols for enhanced dairy traceability. The practices were designed by processors for processors to increase global competitiveness, help guide future requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act and, in the rare event of a safety issue, quickly isolate products to protect public health and prevent brand damage. The Innovation Center was established under the leadership of dairy producers through the checkoff program.
In a world of heightened food safety concerns, the protocols should help reinforce customer and consumer confidence in U.S. dairy products.