Australian Eggs has right this moment introduced the launch of EggTrace, a brand new software designed to assist egg farmers hint eggs again from level of buy to the date and placement that the eggs had been laid.
The event of EggTrace was a part of a Commonwealth grant venture to drive improved meals security and safety throughout the agriculture sector. By creating full visibility on the trail an egg takes from lay to despatch, egg farmers now have the flexibility to extra simply and effectively determine any high quality or well being points affecting eggs, guaranteeing a safer and extra dependable egg provide chain.
In a current survey of 5,981 Australians, 66.5% of respondents indicated that they had been involved about Australia’s meals safety.
Australian Eggs Managing Director, Rowan McMonnies, mentioned improved traceability protection will make the egg trade extra resilient and enhance Australia’s meals safety.
“Australians devour about 17.3 million eggs a day, so if the standard or security of our eggs is underneath risk, it might have main implications to our nationwide meals provide,” Mr McMonnies mentioned.
“EggTrace is a browser-based software that works by offering farmers with the insights they should isolate, neutralise and rectify any challenge on-farm earlier than it causes important meals provide points, and is linked to the manufacturing kind and finest earlier than date.
“As the worldwide pattern in the direction of transparency and traceability within the meals chain accelerates, traceability has turn out to be much more vital in guaranteeing that we’ve the belief and confidence of Australians.”
Australians care the place their eggs come from, a reality mirrored within the survey which confirmed most Australians (69.1%) want to purchase eggs from retailers that require eggs to be traceable again to the farm. A major majority (86.8%) agree that traceability is vital in guaranteeing meals security.
While most massive egg producers have already got sturdy traceability techniques in place, for some smaller producers there has beforehand been data, technical or monetary limitations in place which has meant that traceability has not prolonged past the obligatory stamping of eggs.
“Australian Eggs is breaking down the remaining limitations to broader traceability protection by placing sources within the fingers of farmers to assist them hint the actions of their eggs,” Mr McMonnies mentioned.
Dr Tamsyn Murray, CEO of Josh’s Rainbow Eggs mentioned traceability is among the most crucial elements of her enterprise.
The producer, who provides eggs to Woolworths and Coles shops says that her traceability system helps her sleep at evening.
“As egg producers we’re accountable for each egg we promote. Every egg have to be the very best egg – nutritious, tasty and secure,” Dr Murray mentioned.
“Our traceability system permits us to instantly rectify any points with egg manufacturing and ensures that we’re solely offering the most effective eggs to our clients.”
Along with the brand new software program software, Australian Eggs has additionally developed a set of sources for Egg Farmers, together with a traceability guide, factsheets and extra, which can be found at www.australianeggs.org.au/for-farmers/traceability
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