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The improvement left this stage on 26 February 2013; view the current state.

Improvement overview

MSC Chain of Custody (CoC) program specified a structure for the CoC codes. As the number of certificate holders continue to grow and more companies are switching certifiers, each time a company moves to a new certifier, the new CoC code given will means that all products with the previous, invalid code will have to be removed from the supply chain. However, this is not always the case and invalid code can still legitimately be in the chain such as frozen or canned products, which can cause confusion for both companies in the supply chain and end consumers.