Explanation of Standards

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As shown in the image below, there are three distinct components to information standards within the supply chain:

Identification: Standard numbering which can be applied to individual animals, cattle consignments, carcase, carton and pallet labels, and meat consignments.

Data Carriers: Represent the identification numbers in machine readable format, for example: Bar Codes, Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID), pallet labels, carton labels, and carcase tickets.

eMessaging: Standards to transmit the captured data between trading parties with the electronic National Vendor Declaration and Waybill (e-DEC) or electronic Meat Transfer Certificates (eMTCs).




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