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 Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics 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

Mr Tony Boll, (formerly CEO, South Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding), Supply Chain Adviser – Laboratory Chair

Ms Rose Elphick-Darling, Research Fellow, Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL), Deakin University

Mr Geoffrey Annison, Deputy Chief Executive, Australian Food & Grocery Council

Dr David Cusack, Manager, Food Standards and Programs, NSW DPI Biosecurity and Food Safety

Mr Marcel Sieira, Chief Customer Officer, GS1 Australia

Mr Greg Picker, Executive Director, Australian Food Cold Chain Council

Dr Mirjana Prica, Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia (FIAL)

Mr Ian Jenson, Manager Market Access Science and Technology, Meat and Livestock Australia

Mr Ram Akella, Business Partner Technology, Woolworths Food Group

Mr Andrew Redman, Chief Technical Officer / Mr Francesco Oliveri, Head of ICT, Perfection Fresh Australia

Dr Hermione Parsons, Industry Professor and Director, CSCL, Deakin University

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