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Food traceability

Food traceability applies to the control of its origin, production practice and to detect frauds on the market. ISO-FOOD will provide a set of new tools to support the traceability mechanisms together with detection and monitoring schemes, which will help the regulatory authorities to trace contaminated or fraudulent foods to their source. To achieve this, knowing the translation of regional isotopic and elemental signatures of precipitation, water, soil and lithological characteristics, as well as agricultural practices into the fingerprints of local food products is essential. Isotopic and multielement maps of foods from different geographical locations will be incorporated into traceability systems, to be used as benchmarks for certification.