ISO 22000 - (Section 7 - Planning and realization of safe products)

7.9. Traceability system

The organization shall establish and apply a traceability system that enables the identification of product lots and their relation to batches of raw materials, processing and delivery records.


The traceability system shall be able to identify incoming material from the immediate suppliers and the initial distribution route of the end product.


Traceability records shall be maintained for a defined period for system assessment to enable the handling of potentially unsafe products and in the event of product withdrawal. Records shall be in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements and customer requirements and may, for example, be based on the end product lot identification.