As consumers want to know more about the provenance of their food, the Tasmanian Fruit and Vegetable Export Facilitation Group is releasing a new resource that highlights the digitalisation of provenance.
The new Food Transparency information resource looks at the tracing and tracking of food and its provenance, and provides a list of providers that can help food producers set up tracking and provenance systems. It highlights how digitalisation of provenance is helping to increase the transparency of food production, allowing customers to check on the movement of food in the supply chain, ensuring quality and ethical production.
In a futuristic example, one Californian based enterprise has created edible barcodes that can be embedded in the product and later tested by the consumer using desktop test kits. These invisible, DNA based barcodes check the authenticity, origin or quality of fresh produce, meat and pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.