trace-back

trace-back

(trās′bak″)
Determination of the source or origin of an event, e.g., in a public health inquiry into the cause of an outbreak of a disease.
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The policy measures include a new trace-back measure overseen by USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service that will allow the agency to control pathogens earlier and prevent them from triggering foodborne illnesses and outbreaks.
Red Blossom Farms has introduced a Web-accessible trace-back system for strawberries just in time for the peak spring season.