In the Agriculture & Food sector, eBiz is currently leading the development of Biosecurity and Emergency Preparedness protocols and procedures which will help participants reduce the risk of spreading foreign animal disease (FAD) among producers and between supply chain partners. Animal Health is inevitably linked to biosecurity and animal disease, therefore eBiz has also been involved in several efforts to ensure the health of livestock in Ontario and across Canada. These biosecurity and animal health programs are encouraging confidence among Canada’s internal and international trading partners.
The pressing need for this confidence is adding dimensions to on-farm Food Safety programs, and is impacting the activities of farm input and service suppliers. The initiatives that eBiz is undertaking in this area are expected to contribute to the viability of an integrated compensation and insurance program for livestock industries in the near future.
Animal health is closely linked to biosecurity and animal disease, and therefore eBiz has also been involved in several efforts to ensure the health of livestock in Ontario and across Canada. We have undertaken the development of biosecurity protocols for veterinarians, to help them avoid moving disease pathogens from location to location. In the Pork, Beef, Veal, Sheep and Goats sectors, eBiz has incorporated animal health practices, delivered both by veterinarians and by producers themselves, as key elements of the disease-reduction practices of recommended biosecurity programs.
Traceability has been incorporated into the priorities of governments and industry groups in food and agriculture. The basics of identity preservation and recall management have led this drive and this current wave of activity is designed to incorporate requirements for food safety programs. In addition, consumers are asking that a broader range of quality- and performance-related characteristics be tracked, and traceability methods and systems also need to encompass these requirements.
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