Traceability

Traceability systems make it possible to follow the movement backwards (tracing) and forwards (tracking) of animals, plants and food through all points of a production and distribution system between the farm and the consumer.

Traceability Knowledge Transfer

Funding is available to support the industry in learning about agrifood and seafood traceability.  Visit Traceability Knowledge Transfer for more information and how to apply.

Traceability Adoption and Value Chain Programs

Traceability Adoption

Funding is available to support agriculture, agrifood and seafood businesses to implement facility-based traceability practices, systems, infrastructure and technologies.  Visit Traceability Adoption for more information and application instructions.

 

Traceability Adoption Program

 

Livestock Tag Reader Rebate

Rebate is available for the livestock operators who implement approved livestock tag readers.  Visit Livestock Tag Reader Rebate for more information and application instructions.

 

Livestock Tag Reader Rebate Program

 

Traceability Value Chain

Funding is available to support sector organizations and value-chains to implement sector-wide or value chain traceability practices, systems, infrastructure and technologies.  Visit Traceability Value Chain for more information and application instructions.

Producer and Processor Responsibility

Producers and processors are responsible for complying with all relevant federal, provincial and municipal legislation and bylaws that deal with the production of food.

Livestock and Poultry Traceability

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issues periodic newsletters on proposed amendments to Part XV of the federal Health of Animals Regulations.

Traceability in British Columbia relies on 3 fundamental pillars. They are:

  1. Animal identification
  2. Premises identification
  3. Animal/product movement

Watch the following videos produced by Trace Canada for more information about livestock traceability:

Colleen Acres

 

Dr. Patrick Burrage

 

Brad Zantingh

 

 

Pascal Lamire