Argentina to set up agchem traceability scheme
Argentina is to launch a new traceability system across the pesticide supply chain. The system will “provide real-time geographic referencing of product movements, identifying those of high risk, and allowing an efficient recall procedure in crisis situations”, the national plant and animal health service, the Senasa, says. The service has enlisted the help of the national social security service, the INSSJyP, which is to provide the “necessary information technology platform” to replicate procedures in its planned traceability system for pesticide and veterinary products. It is to employ the technology to register movements from import of active ingredients to end users, identifying products to processing laboratories. All in the supply chain, with the exception of end users, will be required to supply receipts. Before the system is up and running, its laboratories will be modernised, it adds.