What is a Product Traceback?
An investigation upon discovery of a contaminated food to find the source of contamination. Either a case of illness or an adulterated product is identified, records are checked to see where the product came from, and processes are checked to identify where the contamination even occurred. This differs from traceforward investigations in that the contaminated product or illness is identified, and then records are checked to see where else the product may have gone to.
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