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Consumer demand for traceability drives property ID improvements

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Governance

The Commonwealth Department of Agriculture is interested in hearing your opinion of newly proposed Property ID reforms.

These reforms aim to enhance traceability arrangements across animal, plant and food industries.

This will help with managing pest and disease outbreaks, food safety, trade and market access requirements, and address increasing consumer interest in product sustainability, ethics and providence.

The proposal is to expand the use of property identifiers to include the major plant production sectors. This will include properties that are part of the supply chain nationwide. There will be a consistent property identification approach across the plant and animal sectors, so new arrangements will mean changes to existing arrangements.

You can now provide feedback on the draft guidelines and principles. These have been developed by a working group comprising of all state and territory governments and the Commonwealth.

The online survey and further information on the new property identification reforms can be found at haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/property-id-reforms

The survey closes on November 1 2019.

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