African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6693

Full Length Research Paper

Information technology applied to the process of traceability in the wheat supply chain

Monica Cristine Scherer VAZ
  • Monica Cristine Scherer VAZ
  • Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG/Brasil),. Campus de Uvaranas - Av. General Carlos Cavalcanti, 4748 - CEP 84.030-900 - Ponta Grossa - Paraná – Brasil.
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Maria Salete Marcon Gomes VAZ
  • Maria Salete Marcon Gomes VAZ
  • Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG/Brasil),. Campus de Uvaranas - Av. General Carlos Cavalcanti, 4748 - CEP 84.030-900 - Ponta Grossa - Paraná – Brasil.
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  •  Received: 03 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 07 April 2014
  •  Published: 24 April 2014

Abstract

The adoption of traceability systems in the food chain is a market differentiator for manufacturing firms. It is appreciated by consumers and is more and more common after the occurrence of certain problems related to food consumption. Legislation, quality standards and best practices now govern the traceability process. The aim of this paper is to address the main regulations that establish procedures for ensuring the safety of food in terms of traceability, and also to present the evolution of information technologies in this area. Although, the latter are still being developed, there are still many opportunities for growth and innovation. As a result, it is possible to see the commonalities between the models of traceability, and also to identify the points of the supply chain of wheat in which the processes are focused.

 

Key words: Traceability, quality management system, information technology, wheat.