Australian Guide to Implementing Food Traceability (AGIFT): SEAFOOD

Seafood is one of the most traded food commodities in the world and has a complex supply chain not just domestically, but globally. The key drivers for traceability in the seafood market are an expanding market, fraud risks, sustainability reporting, shifting consumer behaviour, and efficiency of operations management.

The Australian Guide to Implementing Food Traceability: Seafood has been developed specifically for the seafood industry. It is a user friendly How to’ guide which will assist companies to identify the critical tracking events and key data elements required to track their products from across the length of their supply chain. It will assist to identify what information is required, how to structure that information to align with global data standards and how to safely share that data with others in their supply chain.

Businesses who will find this Guide useful include aquaculture suppliers, stock suppliers, aquaculture infrastructure suppliers and operators, seafood manufacturers, importers and exporters, warehouse operators and cold storage facilities, freight operators, seafood retailers and food service operators.

The Australian Guide to Implementing Food Traceability: Seafood has been structured in modules which cover common events and transactions and can be accessed separately. Each module covers the typical participants, their roles, the Critical Tracking Events (CTEs) and Key Data Elements (KDEs) for traceability. Each module includes regulatory requirements that are associated with traceability and the required record keeping.

The Guide is technology agnostic, based on existing systems and technologies but allowing for the emergence of new technologies, networks and systems. Information in the Guide has been structured so that the data your business needs to share can flow through your supply chain seamlessly. Interoperability is the touchstone.