Identify what traceable units you want to capture, like a day/week/or batch of the materials, keep records of what shipments or expiration dates of ingredients you used.
Traceability is ultimately an increase in paperwork proportional to how small of a unit you want to trace. In your situation, what's the advantage of tracing ingredients unless you sell go-home items you might recall? The usefulness goes down when everyone has already eaten the implicated materials.
QA Manager and food safety blogger in Oregon, USA.
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