Consumers are more and more concerned about the quality and safety of the foods they buy. Canadian dairy farmers work to offer superior quality products while preventing and reducing food safety hazards and risks on their farms. Other industry affiliates demonstrate that Canadian milk and meat are produced in a safe manner. DairyTrace is a program that supports these initiatives.
Supply Chain Integrity
Traceability will not eliminate all problems but is an effective means to quickly isolate the source of an outbreak and limit the endemic or spread throughout the processing, distribution and consumer channel. The integrity of best management practices have never been more important when you are helping to feed the world.
Supply management gives Canadian dairy producers the relative stability and long-term market predictability they need for successful farming. This includes necessary and evolving on-farm best practices that are important not only to Canadian dairy farmers, but to all Canadians. Without supply management, the significant and ongoing investment and commitment required to achieve sustainability goals might not be possible.
Did You Know?
Right now, in Canada:
- 100%* of all on-farm milk tanks and milk trucks are sampled for milk quality
- 99.9%* of all milk is picked up at the farm every second day
- 95%* of all dairy farms have been inspected in the past two years
- 70%* of dairy farms have a farm plan designed specifically to improve environmental conditions on the farm