The FDA Traceability Rule (FSMA 204) has been published, the Food Traceability List (FTL) developed, and the compliance date is January 20, 2026 ... just around the corner!
You have




to comply with the New Traceability Rule. Are you ready – It’s closer than you may think!

TAG's Traceability Toolkit

If you’re interested in getting the full Toolkit or support from TAG on traceability, please click here

The Rule requires that you:

  • Determine if you are subject to the rule
  • Develop systems compliant with the rule
  • Identify appropriate data management tools
  • Identify the CTEs and required KDEs for your records
  • Analyze your processes for compliance
  • Provide a written report detailing applicable CTEs and KDEs and next steps for implementation

This Means: you must maintain additional records for foods on the Food Traceability List (FTL), including CTEs and KDEs:

  • CTEs (Critical Tracking Events). A food supply chain event involving the growing, receiving, transforming, creating, or shipping.
  • KDEs (Key Data Elements). Information associated with a CTE for which a record would have to be established and maintained. 

It’s Complex, but TAG can help!

Food Traceability List (FTL)

Start your New Food Traceability Journey

Are you ready to start your food traceability journey? 

TAG is offering an initial assessment of how the Traceability Rule may apply to your facility or operation and a written summary of the applicable CTEs and KDEs for only $500. To get started, submit the form at right and we’ll be in touch to schedule a call!

TAG can also be engaged for further consultation to assist with your approach to complete supply chain compliance and risk management. 

To learn more about questions food supply chain operators are asking about traceability, watch this one-hour webinar, co-hosted by TAG and Repositrak.