Meat processor Kilcoy Global Foods has developed a new labelling system for its export shipments that promises to eliminate compliance issues and hopes to streamline paddock to plate processes.
The new technology allows scanners to read embedded data tagged on the internal product label, matching it with the external shipment label - a process that will provide importers with accurate and trackable data.
KGF is a significant partner for Queensland beef producers, sourcing and processing up to 2000 cattle each day at their Kilcoy plant.
KGF Australian division president Jiah Falcke said the company already has a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure labelling compliance.
"All it takes however is for a description mismatch on the inner and outer labels to trigger a cancellation or shipment ban. Our development of the KGF Label RFID Tracking Database eliminates that concern," he said.
"We have built a sustainable integrated supply chain between the United States and China. This type of tracking technology is vital to our business because the origin of our food and accountability at every step of our food's journey is vitally important to us and our customers who stretch across more than 20 global markets.
Radio frequency identification refers to a wireless system of two components: tags and readers. KGF has invested $1.4 million to develop the software which ensures when labels are printed, the RFID tag is linked.
KGF has invested more than $150m on upgrades at their Kilcoy plant in the last five years.