Ghana’s Plant Protection Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) is upgrading its manual traceability system to e-traceability. This process should ensure that products are fully traced through all stages of production, handling, transport and export.
Dr Felicia Ansah-Amprofi, Director of PPRSD said with the implementation of the e-traceability system, commodities could be traced back to its source of production easily in the event of an interception. She said the system also allowed for corrective measures to be put in place immediately thereby minimizing interceptions subsequently.
"It ensures Food safety as it allows the country and supply chains to confidently prove that our foods/products are safe and unrelated from any ongoing food safety incidents," she told businessghana.com.
The Director said traceability helped in mitigating fraud and counterfeiting of food and maintain customer trust and confidence between an exporter, suppliers and consumer.