Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-830) 56 pp

March 2004

Traceability in the U.S. Food Supply: Economic Theory and Industry Studies

This investigation into the traceability baseline in the United States finds that private sector food firms have developed a substantial capacity to trace.

Keywords: traceability, traceback, tracking, recall, tracing, supply-side management, food safety, product differentiation

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Last updated: Thursday, March 18, 2004

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