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first_imgConsumers to track melons’ journey from farm to fingertips The State’s melon-lovers will be able to track the entire paddock-to-plate journey of their produce, with the launch of a new pilot program by the NSW Government that will use QR codes to connect consumers with fruit growers.Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced the melon safety program, which he said today would enhance the NSW Government’s traceability systems by providing information on origin, freshness and safety, and help prevent bacteria outbreaks.“As a result of COVD-19, people have become more familiar with using QR codes, and now they will help industry deliver high-quality, traceable melons,” Mr Marshall said.“Through a simple scan of your mobile phone, the program will connect consumers with growers, packers, exporters, regulators and retailers – so you know every step of the journey your produce has been on, from paddock to plate.“Two years ago there was a national listeriosis outbreak, which we hope to never see again, and solutions like this will keep industry experts ahead in the traceability game.“This is a national program, spearheaded by the NSW Government, which allows growers to promote their farms and growing regions, while also providing consumers with confidence about the products they are purchasing for the family dinner table.”The NSW Government, through the Department of Primary Industries, has partnered with FreshChain, an Australian-owned and operated technology company, to deliver the pilot program.Mr Marshall said the call had now gone out for expressions of interest from horticultural businesses, especially melons, berries and leafy vegetables, to participate in the pilot for trialing traceability in the domestic and export market supply chains.“While the program gives consumers increased confidence in what they’re buying, it also presents an opportunity for our growers to showcase their world-class produce and food safety culture,” Mr Marshall said.“The State’s producers are at the forefront of the rapidly evolving digital traceability opportunities worldwide and solutions like this support the National Traceability Framework and strengthen competitiveness of Australian exports.“Growers need to see a return on investment and maintain compliance with local and export market requirements.”FreshChain was funded under an Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment grant. The program is co-funded by Hort Innovation using melon growers R&D levy. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australian, bacteria, digital, environment, Government, Hort Innovation, industry, innovation, Investment, Minister, mobile phone, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Outbreak, technology, vegetableslast_img read more

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