Wagyu traceability systems

Seeking to prevent threats to food safety, the livestock industry has met consumer demand for means of verifying the safety of beef production and distribution traceable to the source. The result is the Beef Traceability Act, which requires producers to maintain and publicize records of production of domestic beef.
This traceability system utilizes databases of beef production to allow consumers to not only easily pinpoint where beef was produced and processed, but ensure a swift recall process and identification of causes in the event of a food safety incident. Each cattle is given a unique 10-digit identifying number which is used to track its production, registration as a calf, check inspection data, and more.