Implementation of a Traceability System From Constraints to Opportunities for the Industry: A Case Study of Quebec, Canada

Increasing frequency of epidemiological crisis and their disastrous consequences are motivating nations, around the world, to introduce traceability systems. Traceability systems enable identification, prevention of propagation, and control of diseases and health problems in the shortest possible delay. However, while this effort is praise worthy and indeed necessary, the implementation of a traceability system is complicated primarily because it involves additional constraints and costs to the industry. This article describes the introduction and success of a compulsory traceability system in the Quebec province of Canada by presenting the approach and the strategies that were adopted to minimize constraints and generate opportunities for the industry.

Issue Date:
May 01 2009
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 12, Issue 2
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JEL Codes:
Q10; Q16

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