Sound food safety systems must include the ability to trace the origins of food in the global supply chain. By ensuring full traceability, food authenticity can be established.
Cattle traceability is particularly important because it can help fight fraudulent practices and prevent food adulteration. As a result, public trust in the supply chain is ensured. Here at Kielder SA, we provide full farm to table traceability.
How we apply traceability to our activities
When it comes to meat, full traceability is ensured in two ways. First, each animal on the farm and in Uruguay has a microchip that contains all the vital information about its origin and life.
Second, we practice what is called a “full cycle” where animals are born on the farm, fed on the farm and then sold for meat. In this process, full traceability is ensured because we will never have to buy new animals to be sold. Instead, we only sell the ones born here. Again, information on the microchip will confirm this, as this is a legal requierement in Uruguay.