Traceability Become Indispensable

Monday, August 18, 2014: 4:40 PM
303A (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
Guy Auclair , Traçability specialist, Québec, QC, Canada
Consumer’s demands towards their food requirements have increased considerably over the past years. They are no longer satisfied to know they are safe and healthy, but want to learn the origin and conditions in which they were produced. Marine products do not escape this reality. Originally used for food safety and animal health considerations, a traceability system is a powerful tool to ensure buyers that the product that comes to them corresponds to the required criteria. It provides in addition, interesting direct benefits for the company. The implementation of a rigorous traceability system should integrate the three essential pillars: identification of the product, identification of sites through which it passes and finally tracking the movements that he will incur during its lifetime. Using advanced technologies, it is possible to put in place an efficient system with a minimum of effort. Quebec is a leader in this matter: already in the fisheries sector, major projects are underway. Stages of implementation and an overview of what is done in Quebec will be presented.