CCIA, BAC and CTAC Join the Food Supply Chain Traceability Initiative
October 16, 2003 - The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA), the Baking Association of Canada (BAC) and the Council of Food Processing and Consumer Products (CTAC) have joined the Food Supply Chain Traceability Initiative established to define Canadian requirements consistent with global standards for tracking and tracing. The initiative is developing industry-led recommendations for a national tracking and tracing solution set relative to food product safety in Canada.
The initiative, steered by the Electronic Commerce Council of Canada (ECCC), the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors, the Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG), the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) recognized the importance of identifying industry requirements for a whole chain Canadian food industry traceability program.
To learn more about the Food Supply Chain Traceability Initiative, contact ECCC at 1.800.567.7084 or visit www.gs1ca.org
The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is a non-profit industry agency incorporated to establish a national cattle identification program in Canada. The agency is led by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from all sectors of the cattle industry and works to benefit the Canadian cattle industry as a whole. The Canadian Cattle Identification Program is an industry-led initiative designed to promote beef consumption through assurance of efficient traceback and containment or serious animal health and food safety problems.
The Baking Association of Canada (BAC) is the national trade association representing Canada's $3.2 billion baking industry. BAC's members include retail, in-store and wholesale baking companies along with the allied trades. BAC strives to foster the growth and development of a dynamic Canadian baking industry through advocacy and effective programs at the regional and national level.
The Council of Food Processing and Consumer Products (CFPCP) is the largest association in the food processing industry representing Quebec. Benefiting from varied professional expertise as well as solid support from public administrators, CTAC proposes solutions to the concerns of its members. CTAC focuses mainly on procuring for its members the most effective tools possible with which to take up the challenge of competition, to put in place measures for improving product quality and to promote their interests with the other partners within the industry.