Earlier this week, Thailand's Ministry of Commerce unveiled a new tracing system to allow buyers to inspect the source of seedlings, cultivation and manufacturing process, processing and areas of distribution of agricultural produce.
Pimchanok Vonkorpon, director-general of the ministry's Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO), stated: "Food safety has increasingly become a concern for consumers around the world. As one of the world's major food manufacturers, Thailand is piloting a tracing system allowing consumers to trace produce back to the manufacturing process, from seedlings to the finished products.”
She said the new tracing system is now available online at TraceThai.com website, where information on certificates for organic products is also available. Products that are now enrolled in this system will have a QR code that consumers can scan using their smartphone to receive tracing information.
Alternatively, they can key in the product's lot number on TraceThai.com to receive the same information, she said.