About Us

Our History

Merit-Trax Technologies was founded in 2000 by a team of software developers and

system integrators, who have more than three decades of experience working

together in the food industry to develop and implement real-time

slaughterhouse, food processing and supply chain management systems. We were

early implementers of the GS1 (EAN/UCC) standards for barcodes to identify and

manage the movement and variable attributes of boxes and pallets in meat,

poultry and seafood supply chains, including the implementation of the VICS EDI

standards for electronic data sharing between processors, distributors and food

retailers.Since 2000 we have participated with the food industry in the

development of product identification and electronic data sharing standards.

We have won several industry association awards for our innovative use of these

standards, both for the technologies that we have developed, and the successful

implementations that we have delivered to our customers.  

Our Slaughterhouse Software and Traceability Experience  

At its founding, Merit-Trax developed and sold food distribution, box meat inventory,

fresh and frozen food warehouse and back to back food trading systems.  In 2002

Merit-Trax and other business partners, including IBM, collaborated on the

adoption of the GS1 (EAN/UCC) barcode and Global Data Dictionary standards to

implement food traceability using the one link up / one link down method of

electronic data sharing and the use of RFID technology in animal identification

and slaughterhouse and food processing traceability. The GS1 data collection, data sharing and traceability standards form the foundation for Merit-Trax’s TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse software and standalone modules, which were developed for slaughterhouses, meat packers, meat processors and distributors. 

Since 2002 Merit-Trax has been a traceability technology provider and consultant to

both Agriculture and Agrifood Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. In 2006

Merit-Trax was selected by GS1 Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to

prepare the Can-Trace Traceability Integration Guidelines, which identified the

gaps between primary producers and their downstream supply chains, and to

prepare the Can-Trace Traceability Multi-Ingredient White Paper. 

Our TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse software implementations in the meat industry have been

recognized for their excellence in innovation, for the implementation of

traceability using GS1 and VICS standards for product identification and

electronic data sharing. Merit-Trax received the VICS Collaborative Commerce

Achievement Award as Most Innovative Third-Party Technology Provider at the GS1

USA and VICS annual convention in Orlando in 2007. 

Merit-Trax has a proven track record of innovation in implementing technology in a mannerthat provides our slaughterhouse software customers with maximum cost savings,

which they gain through improved operational productivity and detailed

production cost management. Our implementation of a TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse

software system for Atlantic Beef Products, earned the Canadian Information

Productivity Award Gold Medal for Excellence in Innovation in 2006 and the

Business Solutions Magazine Channel Innovator Award for the RFID Category in


The newest version of our TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse software Livestock Settlement

module, which is currently being installed at multiple locations, allows our

customers to configure as many different product types, attributes and price

grids as they need for both their own products and the custom kill services

which they provide for third party branded beef and veal programs. 

The newest version of our TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse software, tracks the weights of

individual prime cuts back to the RFID tag of each animal and shares the data with a third-party herd management system.

Latest News

Merit-Trax Technologies listens to feedback from our customers, and stays on top of industry changes trends, in order to add beneficial upgrades to our Trax-IT software systems.

Our goal is to always implement our Software to maximize its benefits for our customers.

With that in mind we’ve added the following new features to our Trax-IT softwares:


  • Added the option to use Seagull Scientific’s Bartender label design software in all

of our products to help meet your barcode labelling needs.

  • Added integration with Microsoft’s Power BI for analytic reporting for our TRAX-IT

Slaughterhouse Software

Get In Touch


7000 Cote de Liesse Road, #200

St-Laurent, QC,

Canada H4T 1E7


Tel: (514) 736-1996

Toll-Free: 1 (866) 736-1996

Fax: (514) 736-2679