New Supply Chain Transparency Platform…
Global Food Corporation, Cargill has partnered up on a supply chain transparency platform called Splinter.
“COVID-19 blew open vulnerabilities in the global food supply chain, and super-charged efforts from agrifoodtech innovators to fix them”, reports Jessica Pothering of Ag Funder News.
A new open-source software platform from Cargill is aiming to make collaboration the new industry norm. The “blockchain-like” platform, called Splinter, is designed to enable any organization involved in moving agrifood items from one point to another to coordinate logistics and resolve disputes.”
Importing Food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians Licence…
Currently, importers of fresh fruits or vegetables are required to hold a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence (SFC licence) to import food into Canada.
As of March 15, 2021, food import transactions will automatically be rejected unless a valid SFC licence is entered in the Integrated Import Declaration (IID). If a transaction is rejected, the SFC licence holder may experience delays and have their related food shipment(s) held at the border until the error is addressed and the import transaction is resubmitted. The SFC licence information must:
- be declared correctly, without mistakes or typos
- cover the activity of “Importing Food”
- cover the food commodity or commodities you intend to import
[source: CPMA Produce Now, January 2021]
For more information refer to Validation of Safe Food for Canadians licence to import at: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/food-licences/licence-to-import/eng/1608588974837/1608588975118