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Food Traceability

Food Traceability






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    Food Traceability Food Traceability Presentation Transcript

    • The Food Safety Modernization Act A Modest Proposal General Discovery
    • Ontario Mandate
      • Ensure food produced in Ontario is safe,
      • Contribute to a cleaner environment by supporting enhanced nutrient management practices and bio-fuels,
      • Create a more competitive business climate for the agri-food industry,
      • Support increased investment in jobs in rural communities, the food processing industry and in the bio-economy,
      • Promote and market Ontario’s agri-food products,
      • Provide leadership to innovation in research, and
      • Transfer leading-edge technology to farmers.
    • Ag Trade
      • 1.9 per cent of GDP
      • Food processors are Canada’s third largest group within manufacturing industries
      • The agriculture and agri-food system contributed $87.9 billion (constant 1997 dollars)
        • 51% of exports to US
    • Jobs 2.1 million Canadians in 2006 About 259,500 employees, or 15% of all manufacturing workers more than in any other part of manufacturing—were in the food, beverage and tobacco industry in 2007
    • The Food Safety Modernization Act US Federal law requires food companies to maintain records that would allow investigators to follow ingredients one step up or down the supply chain. http://www.just-food.com/news/congress-gives-final-approval-to-food-safety-bill_id113665.aspx?d=1
    • Impact
    • Impact of Recalls
      • US recalls can be devasting to the food sector
      • One cow with Mad Cow Disease shut down the Cdn Export of beef to the US
      • Law can act like a Trade barrier
    • Impacts
      • Ripple effect to all Ontario produce and processed products impacting the Agricultural trade with the US and beyond
      • Layoffs of agriculture jobs
      • Loss of food processing industry business and jobs
      • Tax base erosion
    • Opportunity
    • Idea What if we went the extra mile?
    • A New System
      • New Approach
        • Total Quality Management principles
        • Lean manufacturing concepts
        • Product Failure containment systems
      • Real Time
        • Cloud computing/Business intelligence system
        • Using RFID, Mobi-Codes, Bar Codes to product
        • Geomapping
      • Empowerment
        • Enable consumers, producers and government
    • Concept
      • Create a Private Public Partnership
        • University
        • Software/IT companies
        • Quality Management Professionals
        • Food Processors
        • Farmers
        • Government
    • Approach To implement a disruptive technology “ a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves ‘up market’, eventually displacing established competitors. http://www.claytonchristensen.com/disruptive_innovation.html
    • Next Steps
      • Formation of working group
      • Trial ballon concept to Ontario Min. Of Ag
      • Propose proposal for $1 million
      • Develop software and pilot program
      • Evaluation and Feedback
    • Contact
      • Michael Clarke,
        • [email_address]
        • Phone 905 571-5190