OnTrace Agri-food Traceability Inc.

OnTrace Agri-food Traceability Inc.

April 24, 2007 10:55 ET

OnTrace Announces First Board of Directors

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) - The Chair of OnTrace Agri-food Traceability Inc. ("OnTrace"), is pleased to announce the election of its first Board of Directors.

"The inaugural Board of Directors of OnTrace, Ontario's traceability agency," said Curtiss Littlejohn, Chair, OnTrace Board of Directors, "is an inclusive one that reflects all sectors of the agriculture and agri-food industry in Ontario."



OnTrace's Board of Directors:
- Ian Baines, Resource Sector
- Garry Claassen, Alternative Livestock Industry
- Bette Jean Crews, General Farming Organizations
- Greg Devries, Grains & Oilseeds Industry
- Vel Evans, Equine Industry
- Gary Fread, Processing Sector
- Roger Griffiths, Beef Industry
- Denton Hoffman, Alternative Horticulture Industry
- Adrian Huisman, Horticulture Industry
- Curtiss Littlejohn, Pork Industry
- Bruce Saunders, Dairy Industry
- Roelf Woldring, Poultry Industry
The CEO of the corporation is Brian Sterling.


"I am pleased to see the Ontrace Board up and running," said Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "The implementation of OnTrace will help build a strong food safety system allowing Ontario farmers better market access locally and globally."

ABOUT ONTRACE

OnTrace is the industry-led not-for-profit corporation created to lead food traceability programs and initiatives in the province of Ontario. OnTrace's goals are: to deliver traceability solutions that will enable the agriculture and agri-food industry in Ontario to become more innovative and competitive, and; to strengthen the capacity of industry and government to respond to emergencies related to agriculture and agri-food welfare and public safety. OnTrace is located at: 660 Speedvale Avenue West, Suite 300, Guelph ON N1K 1E5. Their contact coordinates are: is phone 519.766.9292, fax 519.766.1313. For media kit and further information, visit: www.ontraceagrifood.com.

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