The traceability today has become the constant concern of all the actors of the food and beverage chain. The producers, transformers and distributors must identify the products in order to respect the regulation (Regulation EC 178/2002 and 1935/2004). The consumers must be informed thanks to a quite identifiable labelling.
An official article defines the term of traceability as being the "capacity to retrace, through all the stages of the production, of the transformation and the distribution, the process of the foodstuffs and the substances intended to be incorporated or in contact with those".
> To answer these requirements, industries and distributors of the sector must:
> In order to answer these requirements in terms of traceability, UP trace developed a concept able to answer at the various steps of production of your company. As you know it, the identification is the base of the traceability: UP trace proposes solutions, the most automated possible, for the marking of the various components.
Various following technologies of marking are used in the food and beverage industry:
For the management of these informations, the middleware of UP trace fulfills the most pointed requirements in term of traceability, of interface with the lines of production, and the systems of marking, the follow-up of the production (MES: Manufacturing Execution System ), the follow-up of pallets until in stock (LES : Logistic Execution System) and shipping.