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Traceability to strengthen B.C. beef market

A traceability project will help producers and processors provide top-quality beef


Vancouver, B.C. – A project led by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association and the B.C. Association of Abattoirs will help producers and processors in the province provide consumers with top-quality beef.

The B.C. Carcass Tracking and Quality Information System, which just recently received an investment from the federal government, is a project that will develop software so the industry can better track, analyze and improve products by allowing for quick input and retrieval of information through a shared database.

Project partners will include representatives from the B.C. Beef Industry Development Council, the B.C. Cattle Feeders Association, Thompson Rivers University, Net Shift Media, and the Small Scale Food Processors Association.

The federal government says consistency among standards will bolster consumer confidence in Canada’s food safety system and is expected to increase market access and market value of B.C. produced and processed red meats.

The B.C. Carcass Tracking and Quality Information System will also allow for future adaptation of the Tracking and Quality Information System for the lamb, pork and buffalo sectors.