The online platform enables manufacturers to meet the increasing costs of operating in a highly regulated industry by enabling them to track product information across its entire value chain.
“AFGC’s ePIF is a tool developed by the US$126 billion food industry in Australia and New Zealand to obtain and share information needed to meet obligations under regulatory requirements and industry codes in regard to food ingredients and finished products in a consistent and standardised manner,” said Tanya Barden, chief executive officer, AFGC.
The platform features updated content on issues like origin labelling and health star ratings.
The council has partnered with food industry software providers such as Hamilton Grant, Bizcaps Software and Oak Barrel Software to develop the platform.
“This initiative has been developed to streamline the process of recording and reporting product information via the secure online portals, making it easier, faster and more flexible to use,” concluded Ms Barden.