Friday, February 15, 2013

Tracking bureaucrats using horseflesh

 New Zealand beef traceable under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme, Federated Farmers believes the current horsemeat scandal in Europe provides an opportunity for NAIT to deliver on its value-add promise for our farmers

Bollocks.  Another talking head justifying their existence.

Under NAIT my cattle are no more traceable than the horseflesh in Europe once the NAIT tags are removed and the beast’s head lopped off.

Just another bloody bureaucracy with nothing better to do than annoy me ringing up to correct their erroneous database entries. The process at the abattoirs is exactly the same as under the old AHB tags.

Consumer confidence might only come when instant DNA traceability is available at the meat fridge in the supermarket. Till then it is only a bureaucracy keeping Speaker David Carter’s mates well paid making RF ID tags at great expense and annoying farmers.

cross commented at HP

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