Lot Number

  • Implementation
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Fortification
  • Supply-side


A reference number assigned by a food business operator to a series of similar goods, or goods produced under similar conditions. For crops, the lot number is the crop harvesting date, as decided when the crop/harvest starts. Lot and batch are defined/used synonymously and interchangeably.


FAO (2017) Food traceability Guidance fao.org/3/i7665en/I7665EN.pdf