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Electronic Certificate (Animal Identification)
IIG is the expert in design, development and deployment of systems to identify and track-and-trace various objects, based on electronic identifiers, RFID and NFC technology, 2-dimensional codes to read with a smart phone, nation-wide databases and processing software development/integration.
Using the ID&Trace system from IIG, the animal identification and movement data can be track-and-traced. It is also important that the cost of such system implementation at the national level does not require substantial budget expenditures, though the effect of its implementation will be significant.
Importance of the animal traceability.
Animal traceability is the ability to follow an animal or group of animals during all stages of its life or back to the point of origin - farm, market, ranch, field or supplier.
Animal identification and traceability system is using a combination of individual animal identification with movement record, linking to identification of holdings/farms/owners, movements, other records in a dedicated software / database. True animal identification is leading to a product traceability and food safety - the ability to follow the food production, processing and distribution.
What is going to be the benefit?
Effective implementation of animal identification and traceability system may significantly improve the effectiveness of the following activities: management of disease outbreaks and food safety incidents, food production chain control, vaccination programmes, animal husbandry/breeding, establishment of Disease Free Zones, animal movement controls, inspection and certification, transparent trade practices and the utilization of veterinary medicaments, feeding stuffs and pesticides at farm level.
In future, new technologies in animal production, such as animal cloning and transgenic animals, will demand a need to trace animals and products produces from novel production methods.
In summary, the animal identification and traceability system will bring the following benefits:
- food safety and expanded price range to consumers
- automation, accountability and management tool to farms
- centralized statistics and planning tool, harmonization, food security to governments.