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American food safety, beyond food security

May 6, 2024
Gael Lambert
U.S. households by food security status, 2022, USDA

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2022, about 87% of US households were food secure, which for a household means "access by all members at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life." Despite room for improvement, this is already a level to be proud of.

In the pursuit of enhanced food safety, the US is on the verge of implementing full traceability from Farm to Fork. LSPedia, a seasoned expert in traceability, is already at the forefront of the process, offering its expertise to facilitate this transition. This significant change, led by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), is rooted in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulation. It involves capturing Key Data Elements (KDEs) at critical moments (CTEs) in the supply chain, such as the origin and transformation of produce. FSMA 204 also mandates the sharing of this data with the direct downstream trading partner (the client) along with the physical produce.

The capturing, storage, and sharing of this digital twin effectively documents traceability and enable food tracking to the consumer. This is LSPedia's area of expertise, so to give yourself and your organization the time to work through those changes or answer questions like "Who is impacted?" reach out to us at We'd be delighted to have a conversation with you.