September 08, 2021

SADA Welcomes National Traceability Guidelines


The South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) welcomes the release of national traceability guidelines.

The guidelines were announced during yesterday’s (7 September) meeting of the National GS1 Traceability Advisory Group (NGTAG), where Australian Government Senator Susan McDonald officially released the Australian Dairy Traceability Guideline.

At the meeting SADA’s Dairy Action Plan Officer Ashleigh Pulford also announced the association’s SA Dairy Alpha trial, which will be the first in nation to use the new standards and will be officially unveiled on 10 September.

Ms Pulford said the guidelines provided a common approach for the Australian dairy industry to capture and share all information throughout the supply chain, from producers all the way to the consumer.

“This information is vital to reinforcing our clean, green and safe image,” she said.

“Everyone in the supply chain relies on trust and transparency in the products they produce and consume so traceability allows all participants to track the milk from the farms to the shops.

“It’s fantastic there are now guidelines that puts the dairy industry across Australia on the same page and will help futureproof our industry.”

To view the guidelines, click here.