• [2002] Reg. EC No 178 European Parliament
  • [2005] Re-tracking-requirement for all food businesses

  • [2011] Reg. EU 931/2011 related to the tracking requirements laid down in Regulation (EC) no 178/2002

  • [2011] Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2014
  • [2012] EU regulation 16/2012 regarding frozen foods of animal origin

“Re-tracking is not just an obligation but a promise of health for the future”

EC Regulation 178/2002

Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and the Council, in force since 1 January 2005, which regulates the food tracking indicates an obligation to “trace and follow a food, feed, producing animal food or substance intended to be, or expected to be incorporated into a food or feed, through all stages of production, processing and distribution “food business operators must have in place systems and procedures that will make available to the competent authorities, who require the following information:

  • Who has supplied them with a food, a feed or any substance became part of a food
  • Locate the other businesses to which their products have been supplied. “… at all stages of production, processing and distribution of food tracking …. “

Additionally food or feed which is placed on the market of the European Community shall be adequately labelled or identified to facilitate its tracking.

The possibility to track products throughout the supply chain to ensure safety and quality is recognized as a key priority in EU policies. This is why the European Union adopted Regulation No. 1169/2011 (mandatory provisions by December 2014) about food information from disclosing to consumers. The General principles and obligations provided by the food business regulation (Regulation EC No. 178/2002) and subsequent developments (Regulation EC No. 931/2011; Regulation EC No. 16/2012; EU regulation. 1169/2011), make the food tracking compulsory for all food and feed to ensure food safety, quality and data transparency.

“For this reason all companies operating in the manufacturing and food processing are in need of food tracking software that simplifies the work, reduces the possibility of error and keeps the costs monitored “

Objective of the regulation


  • Identifying the list of buyers of the product.
  • Facilitates the withdrawal of the product from the market.
  • Simplifies the identification of those responsible for the damage caused by a defective food.


  • Improved food labeling
  • Essential , readable and understandable information
  • Conscious purchases


From 1 April 2015 it becomes compulsory throughout the EU to indicate on the label the origin of fresh meat of pigs, sheep, goats and poultry (eg chicken and non-Italian turkeys, since Italian poultry is already labeled with origin from the time of avian influence).
The obligation is laid down in Regulation (EU) No. 1169/20114 – entered into force on December 13, 2014 – which established the new labeling rules on foodstuffs. On the label you should be able to read the site of breeding and slaughter, while origin may appear on a voluntary basis if the meat is obtained from animals born, raised and slaughtered in the same country.
In addition, a set of standards has been established for each type of production  to ensure that the site of the breeding corresponds to the place where the animal has spent a substantial part of its life. As regards minced meat, it should be indicated whether they were raised and slaughtered in the EU or in non-EU countries.




It is the activity of leaving a trace (for example through appropriate labeling).
It is the keyword of the agri-food scenario , and it encloses together:

  • new sanitary and hygienic type parameters mandated by legislation
  • the increasing demands of consumer food safety
  • the need for companies to innovate to stay competitive in the market

is the ability to retrieve the trace


TRACK software enables monitoring internal batch and/or suppliers and provides detailed views of the prints of tracking.
The prints represent summaries of the tracking data of both the internal lots and the batches identified by a precise item / product.
Colored indicators allow immediate inventory of goods to be purchased or stock, allowing constant monitoring of all major aspects of planning:

  • Production in stock
  • Customer Sold Production
  • Date
  • Quantities sold or residual