- March 1, 2019
-- According to one definition, the supply chain represents "a network of organizations that are involved, through links up and down the chain, in various processes and activities that create value in the form of products and services intended for the final customer"
. The supply chain of both pork and beef is characterized by the large variety of entities taking part in it. This includes, among others, companies involved in genetic improvement, pork and beef livestock producers, processors, distributors and retailers, wholesalers and consumers. The European Union (EU) puts great emphasis on the full integration of the pork and beef supply chain in all European Community countries. These activities help to ensure a high level of food safety.
In the countries of the Community, consumer safety is one of the most important and high priority issues in the management of the supply chain for pork, beef and meat preparations. The effective EU agricultural policy is based on preventing food contamination, promoting food hygiene and disseminating information on food, plant health and animal health and welfare. The use of an efficient and effective system for tracking the movement and origin of food enables the identification of risk sources in a selected region, packaging company, group of producers and distributors, group of breeders, or farm.https://www.meatfromeurope.eu/