ExoFlare awarded grant to boost meat biosecurity effectiveness

ExoFlare has received a $300,000 grant to develop a real-time data driven approach to assessing biosecurity risks in the red meat and pork sectors.

African swine fever and foot and mouth disease are two of the biggest risks to Australian agriculture. These diseases would be devastating to the pork and red meat sectors if Australia was to have an outbreak.

The ExoFlare project is aimed at enabling biosecurity data from across the pork and red meat supply chains, from producers to raw input suppliers, to be shared and analysed in new ways to improve the detection and management of risks before they can become a problem.

ExoFlare founder Adrian Turner said the company was thrilled to receive the grant.

“We are excited that this project will enable us to explore new and secure ways to collect and share biosecurity data across government, academia and industry.

“So much of the reputation and market access for Australia stems from our status as a clean, disease-free country.

“It’s important that we look at the ways we can protect our industry.”

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