Action reinforces product inspection in both farm and stores to increase control and consume security in the country
Since last August 1st, all fruits and vegetables in Brazil started to have traceability rules established by the Ministry of Agriculture and by the The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa). This way, inspection will be carried out in both farm and supermarkets, identifying producers and the cultivation areas in order to have control over the food consumed in the country.
Traceability will be complete, from farm to the point of sale, and in the first moment encompasses citrus fruits (orange, lemon, sweet lime etc.), apple, grape, potato, lettuce, cabbage, tomato and cucumber. Gradually, other produce will be included in the traceability model that gathers data such as name, variety, amount, batch and receipt date.
On the other hand, suppliers will have to inform private or corporate name (with due registration numbers), address or geographic position, Rural property registration (called CCIR) issued by INCRA (National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform); as well as the inputs used in production and pest control.