Australian Guide to Implementing Food Traceability (AGIFT): ORGANIC PRODUCE

Visibility in our supply chains is important to industry for many reasons, but first and foremost is the wellbeing of Australian and international consumers. For the organics market in particular, trust is an imperative, and the pandemic has only increased consumer interest in having greater visibility over where their food originates and how it’s grown. Food traceability is important for everything from food safety to food security, quality control and efficient operations.

AGIFT: Organic Produce is a user-friendly “how to” guide for tackling traceability across the organic produce supply chain. It means that organisations working together to supply Australian organic produce will be able to achieve the end-to-end traceability that is so important for business success.

AGIFT: Organic Produce covers on farm production, packing, processing, distribution, transport supply to retail, food service import and export of fresh produce and end consumer information. The modules cover common events and transactions in organic produce supply chains. Supply chain partners can select a module related to their own priorities.

AGIFT: Organic Produce is specific to organic produce. It is designed to work with varying scales of enterprise from small growers selling at a local produce market to large scale operations and exporters. By standardising the information required and how it is used, disparate enterprise systems can talk to each other with minimum cost and maximum data capture.

AGIFT: Organic Produce describes how to create supply chain traceability by identifying traceability requirements and using data standards to create interoperability. It shows how to capture and format the data to standards that allow flow between systems of permissioned supply chain partners safely. The Guide also addresses security concerns, threats, and mitigation strategies for constituents of a supply chain.