FSMA Rule 204 Information Hub

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FSMA Rule 204 will be finalized November 7, 2022. Are you prepared?

iFoodDS has been actively participating in the conversation around FSMA Rule 204. As members of GS1, we’ve been involved in ongoing traceability working groups and have had many discussions with industry leaders on the best path forward after Rule 204 finalization.

This informational hub is designed to be an educational resource for the full supply chain as the food industry navigates FSMA Rule 204. Learn what you need to do to comply and how you can collaborate with your supply chain partners to get the right data.

We’ll be updating this page regularly with new content and updated information as the FDA clarifies and finalizes Rule 204.

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4 Misconceptions About Traceability Technology

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3 Ways End-to-End Traceability Benefits Grocery Retailers

When FSMA Rule 204 is finalized, how will your grocery brand stand out in the marketplace? Could you leverage your traceability program for a competitive advantage? Here are 3 key benefits of end-to-end traceability.

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5 Traceability Challenges Retailers and Foodservice Operators Must Overcome

FSMA Rule 204 has raised many concerns for grocery retailers, independent distributors, and foodservice operators. Here are 5 traceability challenges.
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Are You Prepared for FSMA Rule 204? Here’s What You Need to Know

What are you doing to prepare for Rule 204? Have you thought about leveraging traceability for a competitive advantage? Learn more about Rule 204 and why you should start thinking beyond compliance.

FSMA Rule 204 Highlights

Under Rule 204, you’ll need to submit traceability information to the FDA in an electronic spreadsheet within 24 hours of a request.

There are 16 fresh food categories on the Food Traceability List. Do you know if you sell any commodities subject to Rule 204?

Depending on your role in the supply chain, you may be responsible for KDEs (Key Data Elements) associated with more than one CTE (Critical Tracking Event).

FSMA Rule 204 doesn’t mandate a specific technology for keeping traceability records. Have you thought about the best solution for your company?