(EC) Nș 178/2002, by which the general rules and requisites of the food
product legislation are established, defines traceability as "the
ability to trace and follow a food, feed, food-producing animal or
substance intended to be, or expected to be incorporated into a food or
feed, through all stages of production, processing and distribution".
The main objective of VALID subproject of SEAFOODplus is to define a validation model for obtaining seafood traceability.
The figure illustrates the process followed until the establishment of the complete system for the evaluation of traceability.