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Primary industry trial of online traceability programme

Primary industry trial of online traceability programme

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17 Jan 24 Biosecurity News

Primary industry trial of online traceability programme

Several primary industry sector groups have joined forces to trial an online biosecurity traceability programme that will test whether it makes it easier and faster to detect and respond to outbreaks of pests and diseases.

Biosecurity New Zealand, KVH, New Zealand Winegrowers, NZ Pork, Aquaculture New Zealand, New Zealand Avocado, and New Zealand Apples and Pears have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with New Zealand Agri-Tech company Onside.

Onside will work with each organisation to roll out and evaluate the effectiveness of its biosecurity traceability programme, called Onside Intelligence, in their sectors.

The MOU signatories are part of the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA). It is a formal partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and 23 industry organisations.

The MOU outlines plans for a comprehensive six-month evaluation to gauge how well Onside’s traceability programme works across the primary sectors covered by GIA parties. Read more about the trial here.

A reminder also that through Onside, kiwifruit growers can already quickly and easily record all mandatory information of plant material movement to satisfy Pathway Management Plan and GAP requirements. All users of the Onside app can use this free functionality - all you need to do is:

  • download Onside from your app store (Apple or Google Play)
  • check-in to a property
  • record your plant movement details at anytime while checked-in. You can record source; destination; date; property KPIN; type; and volume. Here's an easy, visual 'how to' guide.

Growers can still keep physical records of plant material movements, but this free digital option has been designed to simplify the process of providing plant movement records as part of a GAP audit.


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