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
Deakin Food Traceability Laboratory Members List
Mr David Downie, Lab Chair, Strategic Advisor Regional Development, CERRF
Mr Ram Akella, Business Partner Tech – Metro, Food Co. & Wholesale, Woolworths Food Group
Dr Geoffrey Annison, Deputy Chief Executive, Australian Food & Grocery Council
Ms Tania Chapman, General Manager Operations Sunraysia , Nutrano Produce Group
Dr Greg Picker, Executive Director, Australian Food Cold Chain Council
Dr Mirjana Prica, Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL)
Dr Ian Jenson, Food Safety, Research Development and Innovation, Meat & Livestock Australia
Mr Francesco Oliveri, Head of ICT, Perfection Fresh Australia
Mr Andrew Redman, Chief Technical Officer, Perfection Fresh Australia
Ms Bianca Cairns, R&D Manager, Horticulture Innovation Australia
Mr Marcel Sieira, Head of Customer Engagement & Business Development, GS1 Australia
Dr David Halliwell, Industry Professor and Acting Dean SEBE, Deakin University
Prof Douglas Creighton, Deputy Director , Institute for Intelligent Systems Research & Innovation (IISRI) Deakin University
Ms Rose Elphick-Darling, Research Fellow SEBE, Deakin University
Mr Neil McSkimming, Director Market Access, AgVic