from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ability to trace (identify and measure) all the stages that led to a particular point in a process that consists of a chain of interrelated events

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being traceable; traceableness.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

trace + -ability


  • By carrying $3 million liability insurance -- and by providing food "traceability" -- the Local Food Hub will meet requirements of large food distributors and institutions like UVA, which recently announced an ambitious plan to increase its portion of locally grown food to 25 percent in its food services division. - Current Articles

  • At that point, "traceability"-the ability to guarantee that certain beans came from one farm-is lost, he says. -- Top News

  • That's called traceability, and we don't yet have such a national system in place.


  • In the food industry, this ability to track an ingredient from origin to destination is known as traceability, and for Askinosie, it lies at the heart of his operating philosophy. Top News Headlines

  • The so-called traceability attack is the only exploit of an e-passport that allows attackers to remotely track a given credential in real time without first knowing the cryptographic keys that protect it, the scientists from University of Birmingham said.

    The Register

  • The underlying idea, broadly called traceability, is in fashion in many food circles these days. Headlines

  • One of the conference's goals was to encourage more collaboration around issues such as traceability and logistics.

    Wayne Balta: Smarter Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future

  • FSEA also imposes "traceability" provisions that require producers, processors, packers, transporters, and other food handlers to:

    Printing: HR 2749 - A Stealth Agribusiness Empowering Act

  • You may have heard about "traceability" lately in the news and how this will help with everything from disease control, to salmonella in tomatoes (or was it peppers, or was it cilantro)?

    A farmer and NAIS

  • The laws currently being discussed to provide "traceability" in produce would require me to record every harvest of every fruit or vegetable, every time, and keep the records for at least two years.

    A farmer and NAIS


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