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
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