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.

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. Reference to this webpage is not a substitute for reference to the legislation itself.

The three pillars of livestock and poultry traceability 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