On February 23, 2018, ATQ was proud to receive ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Quality Management for its system of permanent identification and traceability of Quebec agri-food products. The inclusion of the ISO standard in its business approach gives the ATQ team access to detailed, clear, precise and easy-to-follow procedures for providing the agri-food industry stakeholders with continuous processing of the data that they receive every day. This information includes all births, movements and deaths of livestock destined for human consumption, which is collected from the various agricultural industry stakeholders (producers, auctions, sorting centres, slaughterhouses, livestock carriers, etc).
Agri-Traçabilité Québec has been ISO certified since 2009. In this context, ATQ and its staff have established, implemented, and kept up to date this quality management system in order to continuously improve the organization's efficiency. Thus, the organization must efficiently manage a multi-species system of traceability in order to correct and/or prevent any sources of non-compliance - by implementing the necessary procedures, by recording the results and by evaluating the efficiency of the data processing systems included in its mandate, along with the many associated services.