Tasmania Oyster Co. (formally Shellfish Culture), with the assistance of a co-funding grant from the Federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), will develop a new laser etching system to identify and trace its products across global markets. The technology aims to differentiate Australia’s highly prized Pacific oysters, which are some of the few able … Continue reading Tasmanian oyster company instils new traceability system to track products
A consultation document seeking the input of New Zealand’s fresh produce industry has been released this month as part of a project to assess and improve traceability within the industry. With the New Zealand produce industry worth over $6 billion annually, the country’s traceability systems need to match its global reputation for quality. United Fresh, … Continue reading $6 billion produce industry improving its traceability ystems
Health, safety and quality control are imperative when it comes to food production. However, despite the many precautions food manufacturers take to ensure the safety and quality of their products, the Australian government estimates there are 5.4 million cases of foodborne disease per year, costing A$1.2 billion annually. Such alarming numbers have put the focus back on … Continue reading How food manufacturers can ensure high quality across the supply chain
GS1 Australia, a not-for-profit standards organisation, has announced the establishment of an industry-led National Traceability Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will provide advice on global standards for trade and traceability based on industry need and aligned with the role of government to ensure Australian industry maintains and builds sustainable capability, international market access and global competitiveness. “The primary objective of … Continue reading GS1 announces industry-led National Traceability Advisory Group
Total-loss bills resulting from large recall events are having major impacts across the globe, in all manufacturing sectors. Quality Assurance Managers and Chief Operating Officers are understandably becoming increasingly overwhelmed in a complex environment where they cannot account for everything. They are faced with increased focus on safety and regulation by authorities; complex global supply … Continue reading Traceability – is your company hoping for the best or planning for the worst?
Nestlé Australia today announced the immediate recall of certain batches of Uncle Tobys Roll-Ups due to the possible presence of small metal fragments. The affected products are being recalled because an ingredient supplier has advised Nestlé that equipment failure in their facility has led to the possible presence of small metal fragments in an ingredient … Continue reading Néstle recall roll-ups over metal fears
The Department of Agriculture is inviting applications for grants worth $4 million to fund projects to enhance traceability in the food supply chain, enhancing trust in Australian-grown products and boosting the competitiveness of agricultural exporters. Australia’s reputation as a source of clean, green and safe products has helped secure a strong foothold in dynamic Asian … Continue reading $4m grant announced to enhance food chain traceability
As the challenges of food safety intensify throughout the world, so does the need for global traceability. Consumers put their trust in the food they eat, and the supply chains that deliver those products. Yet, supply chains are becoming more complex, and with that complexity comes risk. Digital supply chains Brands are faced with difficulties … Continue reading Having a trusted foundation for global food safety
Alibaba (Australia) and a group of founding partners have launched pilot orders through its new Food Trust Framework, a Tmall Global initiative that uses blockchain technology to improve supply chain traceability.
It is crucial we have a global set of standards across the food and beverage industry to support the rise of the digital era which is all about quality data and accuracy of information.
In summer 2017, 15 EU states, Switzerland and Hong Kong were affected by the Fipronil contamination scandal. The scandal originated in the Netherlands but had global effects. Around ten million tainted eggs were imported into Germany, with not only eggs themselves being contaminated, but also egg products such as sandwich fillers. Here, Shan Zhan, Global … Continue reading What eggs can teach us about traceability
The SmartFreight solution has successfully completed GS1 Australia’s Transport Software Certification process.
Australia’s biosecurity will be further strengthened by the delivery of a national reporting scheme for the pork industry.
Detectament has released a new batch of tough traceability tags that are both metal detectable and heat shock resistant, ensuring the delivery of reliable data and batch identity systems.