Traceability Adoption Program helps businesses meet new and existing regulatory requirements for the traceability of food, animals, and seafood products.

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Traceability Adoption Program

Traceability Adoption Program

TAP seeks to build public confidence in foods and beverages that are processed or handled for consumption and trade by BC businesses along the agrifood value chain. The objective of TAP is to implement traceability systems in BC’s primary and secondary production and processing sectors.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for TAP, you must be a BC-based agriculture, food or seafood business, such as a(n):

  • Producer
  • Transporter
  • Packager
  • Harvester
  • Warehouse
  • Importer
  • Processor
  • Distributor
  • Exporter

Funding Amounts

Traceability Adoption Program Cap: $20,000
Livestock Tag Reader Rebate Cap: $3,500
Cost-shared ratio: Up to 70%

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities for the Traceability Adoption Program include:

  • Consultant fees for assessing, planning and/or implementing the project.
  • Purchase and installation of hardware for traceability systems such as Radio-frequency identification (RFID) or barcode readers, label printers, on-site databases or servers, and wireless or wired connectivity.
  • Purchase, licensing/subscription and installation of traceability software to gather, store, process, report, and track information.
  • Staff training by consultant to implement traceability systems.
  • Purchase of multi-use electronic device(s) to support traceability systems such as computer terminals, laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
  • Livestock Tag Reader Rebate. Includes livestock tag readers from the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency’s approved livestock tag reader list, installation, software and equipment training.

2023 TAP Participants

If you have an approved project in the 2023 TAP program, please visit the previous program website and log in for reimbursement or questions.

Funding provided by:

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Please note: the Government of BC may, from time to time, give instructions to IAF in relation to the delivery and administration of this program. IAF must and will comply with those instructions.