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B.C. improves food traceability and tech adoption

May 21, 2024  By Government of British Columbia


B.C. producers and food processors can now receive funding to help improve product tracing, meet consumer demands for greater transparency and protect public health.

The Traceability Adoption Program (TAP) helps producers and processors track product movement and makes it easier for them to expand their sales opportunities. Through the program, they can purchase and install software and hardware, such as databases, bar code readers, label printers and other devices that help make product tracing more efficient and reliable. They can also hire experts who can support their businesses to effectively implement traceability systems in their facilities.

For example, support is available for B.C. producers and food processors to purchase equipment to move from manual labelling to computer-generated printed labelling. This upgrade can help improve efficiency during the packaging process, reduce labour time on labelling and increase the confidence of quality control and recall procedures.

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The funding is made available through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership and is delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC.

Quick Facts:

  • TAP applicants can receive as much as $20,000;
  • As much as $530,000 is available through TAP to support B.C. agrifood businesses;  and
  • TAP applications opened on May 9; applications will remain open until the available funding is fully committed.


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