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The Implementing Food Traceability Program supports businesses across the length of the supply chain

Growers and Producers

On-farm production activities covered in the Guide include:

  • Establishment
  • Planning and preparation
  • Planting and birth
  • Farm inputs
  • Harvesting
  • Post-harvest handling
  • On-farm storage
  • End of life
  • Dispatch

Suppliers

Food processing and manufacturing activities covered in the Guide include:

  • Establishment
  • Sourcing of inputs
  • Goods receipt
  • Ingredient and raw materials storage
  • Processing and manufacturing production
  • Labelling and packaging
  • Processed/finished goods storage
  • Prepare for outbound goods dispatch

Retailers

Retailers activities covered in the Guide include:

  • Establishing master data
  • Sourcing of product suppliers
  • Auditing suppliers for traceability and food safety
  • Inventory management in 3rd party logistics warehousing and retail distribution centres
  • Receipt of food product
  • Storage of inbound product
  • Ensuring food integrity, quality and safety
  • Point of sale data capture
  • Product returns and store salvage

Food Distributors

Food distribution activities covered in the Guide include:

  • Establishing identities
  • Inbound product receival at wholesaler or distribution centre
  • Storage of the product
  • Sale of the product
  • Distribution to food operators

Freight Transport and Logistics

Freight transport and logistics activities covered in the Guide include:

  • Transport booking
  • Pick up
  • In transit
  • Cross-docking
  • Delivery returns and salvage
  • Transport asset/load unit traceability
  • Intermodal and multimodal operations

Importers

Import activities covered in the Guide include:

  • Establishment data for Australian food importer and overseas suppliers
  • Mandated food safety traceability requirements for Importers
  • Tracing product origin and composition through offshore suppliers
  • Arrival and clearance at final discharge port re/labelling of imported food products to meet Australian standards

Exporters

Export activities covered in the Guide include:

  • Establishment data
  • Export sales contract and Incoterms
  • Packing and labelling to export country requirements
  • Preparing correct export documentation
  • Border clearance from Australia
  • Pickup and delivery to air/sea port
  • Storage and loading at port
  • In-transit monitoring
  • Arrival and clearance at final destination port
  • Pickup from port terminal and delivery to importer