Poultry Studies 2009, Vol 8, Num, 1     (Pages: 026-033)

A Conceptual System Design for Table Eggs Traceability

Zeynel CEBECİ 1 ,H. Rüştü KUTLU 2

1 Çukurova Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Zootekni Bölümü, Adana - Food traceability as one of the main tools in food safety is a set of methods, rules and processes that aiming to establish a tracing and recall mechanisms. The ideal traceability amended by laws might be achieved with the use of electronic information systems and technologies that guaranties the unbroken transactions with central database management systems on the Internet. At the present time, although e-traceability systems are being developed and served in many fresh and processed food chains, the efficient, standardized and integrated working system can be omitted due to complex structure of traceability. Therefore, after the product and information flows should be carefully investigated for a food chain, a networked and sustainable traceability system should be designed and implemented with participation of all chain stakeholders. Table eggs traceability has a priority for traceability because it is a principal consumed food by people. In this paper, the design architecture and sustainability details of a flexible and applicable traceability system for eggs chains are discussed and outlined. Keywords : Egg production, egg traceability, food safety, food traceability, traceability systems