Indian perspective in food traceability: A review

Dandage, Keshav Prakash and Badía Melis, Ricardo and Ruiz Garcia, Luis (2017). Indian perspective in food traceability: A review. "Food Control", v. 71 ; pp. 217-227. ISSN 0956-7135.


Title: Indian perspective in food traceability: A review
  • Dandage, Keshav Prakash
  • Badía Melis, Ricardo
  • Ruiz Garcia, Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Food Control
Date: January 2017
ISSN: 0956-7135
Volume: 71
Freetext Keywords: Food traceability; Food waste; Traceability systems; India; Food distribution
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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India is the second largest producer of fruit and vegetables in the world. Fruit production in India has increased 89% in the last decade. In the present paper It is exposed the necessity for a proper traceability in the Indian food industry, because the sector is demanding an adequate system due to the precarious nature of existing supply chain, and to reduce the numerous cases of food safety incidents and fraudulence. This work also presents the existing traceability techniques in India which include RFID, Holograms, Barcode, Nuclear techniques and other tracking media to monitor production process. Furthermore it is revealed the initiatives implementation from APEDA and its association with GS1 India in the form of Anarnet,,, and Grapenet for the Indian farming products, as well as several ICTs initiatives that are actively working in many states of India. However the development of an effective food traceability system is affected by a numbers of factors like restrictive government marketing standardization, insecure policies and unstable actions for food safety, underdeveloped and unorganized infrastructure in market area and the supply chains, from the farmers to non-existent cold chain facilities and small local stores, and inadequate agricultural practices with large number of small and medium industries and famers. Therefore an effective food traceability system is not only an important tool to manage food quality and safety risks, but also to promote the development of effective supply chain management in India.

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Item ID: 50258
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DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.07.005
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 May 2018 08:49
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 08:49
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