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The dioxin scare that hit the Irish pork market in December proved the absolute need for traceability.

24th January, 2009

The dioxin scare that hit the Irish pork market in December proved the absolute need for traceability.

Without it, the supply chain cannot be relied upon, leading to a situation whereby millions of euro of pork products were withdrawn from shelves across the world because of one tainted source.

However, by employing a ‘‘one up and one down’’ system, where every link in the chain knows the source and destination of every batch of produce,...

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