Australian farmers will soon have the quality of their produce clearly on display around the world as part of a National Traceability Project.
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the project, which is underway, would enhance trust in Australian-grown products and give Australian farmers a competitive market edge.
Mr Littleproud said under the scheme authorities would be able to ‘more easily’ trace where a biosecurity or food-safety problem began, which would mean an isolated incident would not impact a whole industry.
“It will let producers fully support claims, such as ‘organic’ and ‘environmentally friendly’,” he said.
“This improvement will build greater trust in Australian food and strengthen ‘brand Australia’.”
Consultations will soon be underway to develop a national traceability policy framework and action plan within the next six months.
“Improving our traceability systems will help us strengthen our reputation for delivering high-quality, clean, green and safe food,” Mr Littleproud said.