Solutions for the Grocery Supply Chain Traceability Problem

Why does traceability matter?

Traceability from farm to table is not yet a reality in the grocery supply chain. Even as more foodborne issues can be identified and recalls are more frequent, it’s not easy to discover what went wrong between where food is grown to where it’s processed, packaged, shipped, prepared and delivered to the end consumer.

That’s why we wrote Solutions for the Grocery Supply Chain Traceability Problem: Protecting Consumer & Business Health with Data Accuracy. In just five pages we explain new regulations set by Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food safety driven brands and compliance requirements, and the technology that makes this grocery supply chain easier.

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Within this whitepaper, you’ll find answers to:

  • How do I manage data about the food in my inventory?
  • How do I ensure that the data from the supplier reflects exactly what I received?
  • What are the fastest ways to identify and remove bad product from my inventory?

SPS Commerce has a suite of products dedicated to the grocery supply chain that can help with more than just traceability. Read how we helped Federated Co-operatives Limited streamline and build category management functionality into day-to-day operations.


Since 2011, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has been enforcing regulations on the way foods are grown, harvested, processed, shipped, tracked and more.


EDI automation helps companies locate contaminated shipments and alert trading partners downstream.


A cloud-based, full-service EDI solution like SPS Commerce can alleviate the pains of grocery traceability and help you maintain your trading partner relationships.