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

Funding to support the agrifood and seafood industries in implementing traceability practices, systems, infrastructures, and technologies will be available in Fall 2018.

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.

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