Agree­ment to im­prove dairy trace­abil­ity

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

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.

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