Articles | Volume 53, issue 3
10 Oct 2010
 | 10 Oct 2010

Tracking possibilities in the poultry sector – a review

Á. Tóth, K. Kovácsné Gaál, Z. Turcsán, N. Ásványi-Molnár, B. Ásványi, J. Szigeti, and H. Fébel

Abstract. In accordance with the regulations, the Cross Compliance law in Hungary is estimated to be put into practice from 2009, with which the tracking, registration and marking of animals, furthermore the food safety will receive a more elaborated role. That is why we provide a full-scale review of traceability opportunities of the poultry sector.

The Poultry Information System (PIS) could create a more perspicuous poultry sector, however, its extremely high need of administration is an obligation hard to put up with for the breeders. The means of bird marking, such as the use of leg bands, wing tags, nasal markers, and the individual marking with transponders, based on radio-frequency identification were developed in order to overcome the growing need of complying the rules of food safety.

The most up to date mean of marking in the poultry sector is the RFID (radiofrequency identification) technology.