Traceability Requirements


Traceability is the ability to verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of documented recorded identification. – Wikipedia

Traceability requirements are essential in CE marking, as they support the market surveillance. They are designed to trace the history of the product and include procedures such as labelling the product and identifying the economic operators in the supply chain (manufacturer, importer, distributor, retailer).

The safest beer I ever drank

This example of a fake CE marking took me by complete surprise. I went out with my wife and daughter to a restaurant on the beach in The Hague. We ordered two beers. And look what we found: