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Livestock identification and traceability program: vision, objective, outcomes

Vision

To create an industry and government partnership resulting in secure data, networked into a value-driven and sustainable traceability information system that meets Canada's private- and public-sector needs in our diverse agriculture and food industry to:

Objective

To provide rapid access to accurate and up-to-date traceability information.

This information may be used to assist in managing emergencies resulting from a food safety issue, a natural disaster or an infectious disease that may spread either slowly and insidiously (e.g. bovine spongiform encephalopathy [BSE]) or more rapidly (e.g. foot-and-mouth disease).

Outcomes

The expected outcomes for the livestock identification and traceability program are:

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