A national traceability project, which will help Australian farmers show the origins and quality of their produce, is underway.
Australian minister for agriculture, David Littleproud, said the project would enhance trust in Australian-grown products and give farmers a competitive edge.
”We’ll be able to more easily find where a biosecurity or food safety problem began so an isolated incident won’t impact a whole industry,” said Littleproud.
“It will also let us stop overseas shipments earlier if there’s a food safety issue. We already do this well but this will make us even better at it.
“It will let producers fully support claims, such as organic and environmentally friendly,” he said.
“This improvement will build greater trust in Aussie food and strengthen ‘brand Australia’. More