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Food Traceability

  1. 1. The Food Safety Modernization Act A Modest Proposal General Discovery
  2. 2. Ontario Mandate <ul><li>Ensure food produced in Ontario is safe,
  3. 3. Contribute to a cleaner environment by supporting enhanced nutrient management practices and bio-fuels,
  4. 4. Create a more competitive business climate for the agri-food industry,
  5. 5. Support increased investment in jobs in rural communities, the food processing industry and in the bio-economy,
  6. 6. Promote and market Ontario’s agri-food products,
  7. 7. Provide leadership to innovation in research, and
  8. 8. Transfer leading-edge technology to farmers. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ag Trade <ul><li>1.9 per cent of GDP
  10. 10. Food processors are Canada’s third largest group within manufacturing industries
  11. 11. The agriculture and agri-food system contributed $87.9 billion (constant 1997 dollars) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>51% of exports to US </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 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
  13. 14. 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
  14. 15. Impact
  15. 16. Impact of Recalls <ul><li>US recalls can be devasting to the food sector
  16. 17. One cow with Mad Cow Disease shut down the Cdn Export of beef to the US
  17. 18. Law can act like a Trade barrier </li></ul>
  18. 19. Impacts <ul><li>Ripple effect to all Ontario produce and processed products impacting the Agricultural trade with the US and beyond
  19. 20. Layoffs of agriculture jobs
  20. 21. Loss of food processing industry business and jobs
  21. 22. Tax base erosion </li></ul>
  22. 23. Opportunity
  23. 24. Idea What if we went the extra mile?
  24. 25. A New System <ul><li>New Approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Quality Management principles
  25. 26. Lean manufacturing concepts
  26. 27. Product Failure containment systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Real Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud computing/Business intelligence system
  27. 28. Using RFID, Mobi-Codes, Bar Codes to product
  28. 29. Geomapping </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable consumers, producers and government </li></ul></ul>
  29. 30. Concept <ul><li>Create a Private Public Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University
  30. 31. Software/IT companies
  31. 32. Quality Management Professionals
  32. 33. Food Processors
  33. 34. Farmers
  34. 35. Government </li></ul></ul>
  35. 36. 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
  36. 37. Next Steps <ul><li>Formation of working group
  37. 38. Trial ballon concept to Ontario Min. Of Ag
  38. 39. Propose proposal for $1 million
  39. 40. Develop software and pilot program
  40. 41. Evaluation and Feedback </li></ul>
  41. 42. Contact <ul><li>Michael Clarke, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address]
  42. 43. Phone 905 571-5190 </li></ul></ul>

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