A Practical Roadmap to IPT Integration From baby formula and peanut butter, to E. coli-tainted peppers and salmonella-tainted pistachios, no food product or means of its production is immune to risks. And while these risks may never be fully eliminated, identity preservation and traceability (IPT) systems make it easier to determine the source and extent of contamination, thereby reducing the often deadly consequences. With a core emphasis on grain, this encyclopedic reference documents the state-of-the-science throughout the entire food chain in both domestic and international markets as it relates to food safety and economics. The book provides a cohesive introduction to IPT systems and summarizes the programs currently available, in effect developing a conceptual model of IPT at the producer level. Addresses the History, Theory, and Design Components Beginning with an informative history of IPT, the book continues with examples of IPT programs and standards of official seed organizations. It then provides a sampling of government, industry, and company approaches toward IPT systems throughout the past two decades.
For ease of use as a reference, most chapters begin with a brief description of the essentials necessary to understand the chapter's contents allowing readers to jump right in, rather than having to read chapters in sequential order. Providing an in-depth understanding of the complexity of IPT systems, the rules they function under, and how they are shaped and modified, this valuable resource effectively demonstrates why IPT is a critical practice for food safety.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION TO IDENTITY PRESERVATION AND TRACEABILITY History of Identity Preservation & Traceability (IPT) IPT Theory, Design, Components, and interpretation PROGRAMS AND STANDARDS Official Seed Agencies Industrial IPT Programs US Standards Canadian Standards European Standards International Standards International Organic Standards Regional and Religious Standards AUDITORS AND LABORATORIES Auditors Auditing Laboratories CONSULTIVE AND SERVICE Contributors IPT Software Providers IPT Process Facilitators Food Recalls and Insurance RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS Identity preserved Scorecard matrix Identity preserved Cost-Benefit Spreadsheet State of the art-Interpretation CONCLUSION APPENDICES A. IPT Systems at seed production, processing, and retail stages B. Farm IPT program and its components C. Official US and Canadian Foundation Seed Agencies D. EurepGAP Accreditation Bodies E. ISO 22000:2005 General principles and basic requirements F. HACCP Training Providers G. IFOAM Accredited Certification Bodies H. SQF Certification Bodies I. International Seed Federation J. GS1 methodology K. US Grains Council offices locations L. Novecta corn value enhanced grains (VEGs) M. National Laws for Labeling GM Foods N. Why Product Insurance is needed and what is offered O. Sudan 1 P. Short Case Studies Q. OurFood.com Database R. Cost-Benefit Spreadsheet - Complete S. Questionnaire Spreadsheet Data Related Products, Services, and Organizations Glossary of terms Directory of Resources Works Cited Works conferred Acknowledgements