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Distribution centers PTI focus for 2015

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Leadership Council members agree that industry-wide preparedness for receiving produce cases with GS1-128 barcodes encoded with standardized product identification and batch/lot numbers at the distribution center level will need to be the focus area for PTI in 2015. The Leadership Council, representing 32 companies in the produce industry, held its semiannual meeting in mid-October in conjunction with PMA’s Fresh Summit 2014 in Anaheim, and affirmed the industry needs to continue to…  » Read more

Scale interface now available for SIMBA system

Dynamic Systems, a software developer specializing in barcode data collection, has announced a scale interface for SIMBA Food & Produce Tracking System. SIMBA (Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy) provides food processors the ability to process, label and track their products from field to customer. The SIMBA scale interface solves the problem of how to produce and track complete product labeling for fresh food on the fly, according to Dynamic Systems. SIMBA is designed for…  » Read more

DeltaTRAK will display TTI technology at United Fresh

DeltaTRAK will showcase its newest TTI cold chain technology at the United Fresh 2013 show (booth#1508), in San Diego May 15-16. DeltaTRAK’s ThermoTrace TTI solution is designed to provide customers with a cost effective way to use 2D bar codes combined with chemical label technology to monitor accumulated temperature abuse of products as they travel through the cold chain. The technology was selected as a finalist in United’s Best New Products award competition. "With our…  » Read more

Industry groups will comment on trace report

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), designed to help the produce industry maximize the effectiveness of current traceback procedures, is currently developing a response to the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 10 recommendations released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the document entitled “Pilot Projects for Improving Product Tracing along the Food Supply System Final Report.” PTI, with the coordination of its four administering organizations (Canadian Produce Marketing Association, GS1 US, Produce Marketing Association…  » Read more
Ohio family grows with the market

Ohio family grows with the market

Three farms. Four thousand acres. Thirty-five commodities grown. Another 30 or so bought from other growers. Those numbers give a sense of the size and complexity of Buurma Farms, based in Willard, Ohio. In the busy season, Buurma Farms, which also has growing operations in Michigan and Georgia, ships between 15,000 and 25,000 packages of produce a day. Destinations range from Boston to Miami, and as far west as the Mississippi River (occasional radish shipments…  » Read more
Is traceability ready to go in 2012?

Is traceability ready to go in 2012?

In the wake of recalls and other safety concerns regarding fresh produce in recent years, the produce industry has felt a push from both consumers and the federal government for case-level traceability. One result was the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), which set this year as the benchmark for the implementation of industry-wide traceability, according to the PTI website. Where things are Ed Treacy, vice president of supply chain efficiencies for the Produce Marketing Association, said…  » Read more