About the Program

Development of a Food Traceability framework will
help standardise data sharing along the supply chain

The Implementing Food Traceability Program is an initiative of the Deakin University’s Food Traceability Lab and industry sponsors – recognising the need for end-to-end traceability is a key supply chain challenge that extends beyond any single organisation.

The Program commenced on 1 July, 2020.

Stage 1: Development of a generic Food Traceability Guide to help companies identify the critical tracking events of the product journey

Stage 2: Development of product-specific guides and value stream guides (e.g. organics or Halal) to support product claims.

Stage 3: Testing the guides in real industry settings using technology and IT systems and solutions.

Stage 4: Preparation of e-learning resources for industry on supply chain traceability

Stage 5: Evaluation of the benefits to businesses across food supply chains

Food Traceability
Lab Partners

Deakin Food Traceability Laboratory Members List

Mr David Downie, Lab Chair & Strategic Advisor Regional Development, Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) Deakin University

Ms Noelene De Villiers, Head of Industry Solutions, Woolworths Group

Ms Tania Chapman, Executive General Manager Farming Operations, Nutrano Produce Group

Dr Greg Picker, Executive Director, Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC)

Mr Nicholas Savva, Executive Officer, Australian Abalone Growers Association

Mr Francesco Oliveri, Chief Information Officer, Perfection Fresh Australia

Mr Andrew Redman, Chief Technical Officer, Perfection Fresh Australia; Board Member, Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand (FPSC)

Ms Bianca Cairns, R&D Manager – Product Integrity, Training & Leadership, Hort Innovation

Mr Marcel Sieira, Chief Customer Officer, GS1 Australia

Dr Duncan Craig, Director Nutrition & Regulation, Australian Food & Grocery Council

Mr Nick Hillier, Grower Director, Grain Producers South Australia; Principal Consultant, Hillier Agriculture

Mr Kaushik Chakraborti, Head of Innovation & Technical Support Unit, Riverina Oils

Mr Alistair McFarlane, General Manager – Asset Development, Beston Pacific Asset Management; President, Australia New Zealand Business School

Prof Douglas Creighton, Deputy Director, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research & Innovation (IISRI) Deakin University

Ms Rose Elphick-Darling, Research Fellow, Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) Deakin University


Mr Neil McSkimming, Director Market Access, AgVic