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SA leads the way on dairy traceability

South Australia's dairy farmers will lead the way with a ground breaking tracebility trial beginning on Monday.

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The South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association  has welcomed the release of national traceability guidelines yesterday.

The guidelines were announced during yesterday’s meeting of the National GS1 Traceability Advisory Group (NGTAG), where Australian Government Senator Susan McDonald officially released the Australian Dairy Traceability Guideline.

At the meeting, SADA’s Dairy Action Plan Officer Ashleigh Pulford also announced the association’s SA Dairy Alpha trial, which will be the first in the nation to use the new standards and will be officially unveiled tomorrow.

Ms Pulford said the guidelines provided a common approach for the Australian dairy industry to capture and share all information throughout the supply chain, from producers all the way to the consumer.

“This information is vital to reinforcing our clean, green and safe image,” she said.

“Everyone in the supply chain relies on trust and transparency in the products they produce and consume, so traceability allows all participants to track the milk from the farms to the shops.

“It’s fantastic there are now guidelines that will both put the dairy industry across Australia on the same page and help futureproof our industry.”