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Standard ISO 22005 incorporates the Italian standards UNI 10939 on "Traceability system in agricultural food chains" and UNI 11020 on "Traceability system in agri-food companies" and applies to the entire food sector, including pet food production.

This standard is the international reference document for the certification of agricultural and food traceability systems.

The implementation of traceability systems in companies and food chains is an indispensable tool for:

  • responding to binding obligations;
  • enhancing particular product characteristics, such as origin/territoriality and the particular characteristics of the ingredients;
  • meeting customer expectations (both as a GDO, and as the final consumer).

The traceability system alone is not able to guarantee the safety of the agri-food product, but can surely give an important contribution to the achievement of this objective.

In fact, if hygienic type non-compliance occurs, this certification enables a company to go back to the point in the supply chain where the problem originated, proceeding, if necessary, with the "targeted" withdrawal of the product.

In the design of a traceability system, the following aspects must necessarily be defined:

  • objectives of the traceability system;
  • legislation and documents applicable to the traceability system;
  • products and ingredients subject to traceability;
  • position of each organisation in the food chain, identification of suppliers and customers;
  • flows of materials;
  • the information that must be managed;
  • procedures;
  • documentation;
  • method of supply chain management.


    • Support the system that the company has implemented to ensure compliance with sanitary requirements and product quality;
    • meet the explicit demands of the consumer;
    • define the history and origin of the product;
    • facilitate any withdrawals or recalls of sold products;
    • identify the responsibilities of each operator in the chain;
    • facilitate the monitoring of specific information concerning the agri-food product;
    • communicate specific information to major stakeholders and consumers;
    • comply with any obligations imposed by local, national or international legislation;
    • increase yield, productivity and company gains.
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