Agreement to improve dairy traceability
Agri-traçabilité Québec (ATQ) has announced that it has entered into an agreement as a service provider to create, develop and host the Tracélaitier solution, a new traceability database for all dairy cattle in Canada.
This mandate is part of an agreement between the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and the Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) to meet high standards of traceability for dairy cattle in Canada that is compliant with regulatory and traceability requirements of the Proaction program for Canadian dairy cattle.
The Tracélaitier initiative, a vision developed by Dairy Farmers of Canada, will be administered by the Canadian Dairy Network, which is in the process of becoming responsible nationally for the program.
Both organizations are satisfied with the significant progress made toward the goal of the dairy cattle industry, which is to implement a national traceability system.
The AGTWEB platform, developed by Agri-traçabilité Québec, was chosen for its high performance functions . Based on the three fundamental principles of traceability, namely animal identification, site identification, and transportation reporting, AGTWEB has all the necessary tools to ensure effective control and safety interventions in the event of a crisis for the entire Canadian dairy industry.
The AGTWEB platform has been developed and successfully tested, not only in Quebec with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), but also in the Canadian pork sector with the Pigtrace solution, implemented 2014 and administered by the Canadian Pork Council (CPC). ATQ has been a consultant to the CPC for many years, and its collaboration with the Canadian Dairy Network is in the same vein.
Founded in 2001, Agri-traçabilité Québec is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to develop, implement, and operate a system for the permanent identification and traceability of farm animals in Quebec and to contribute to the improvement of food safety and the competitiveness of producers.