The use of mobile technologies is important for Supply Chain Management (SCM) because these technologies allow for the ubiquitous flow of information, higher agility and risk reduction in supply chains. These issues are particularly relevant to avoid food safety risks in global food chains. The main goal of this paper is to analyse the diffusion of mobile technology for management and risk control in the Brazilian beef supply chain, since Brazil is one of the main producers and beef exporters in the world. The research method was a single case study in the beef chain of the state of Goias (one of Brazil’s main beef producers). Results show the actual level of mobile technology use and the main elements that affect the diffusion of mobile technology in the supply chain studied.