Compliance schemes have been implemented to manage biosecurity and food safety risks in many countries around the world.
The dramatic increase in world meat trade (300% between 1990 and 2005) is a key driver of these schemes in order to maintain/restore customer confidence in the safety of livestock products.
Some of these are mandatory schemes like those in Canada, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand and some have varying degrees of compulsory compliance such as Europe being specific to sheep and goats.
The following articles outline the basics of the NAIT scheme in New Zealand (National Animal Identification & Traceability) along with a look at how leading farmers are turning the cost of compliance into an investment in more efficient and profitable farming practises.
Traceability schemes ensure the maintanence of food safety standards for end consumers of the meat or milk product.
As such they are vitally important to protect the national food production industries ongoing success.
Read more to understand what basic compliance means and how to extract more profit from the farm as result of fulfilling the obligations.Read more
A Northland (New Zealand) based livestock company is finding the transfer of data to NAIT much easier with the use of Gallagher's simple bit of software.Read more
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