Fresh produce traceability app by farmsoft captures fresh produce traceability, manages recalls and audits, inventory, quality control and the entire packing and shipping process...

Fresh produce traceability:  Increase profit & reduce waste now!

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99% less fresh produce packing waste

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management reduces waste through better FIFO stock rotation, stock-takes, and inventory alerts. RFID pallet control (optional) for precision inventory tracking. 

Save time packing fruit & vegetables

Increase the efficiency of fresh produce inventory using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry & errors, integrate with scales for automatic weighing, ore RFID for automatic fresh produce inventory tracking.

Better fresh produce quality control

Guarantee the quality of your fresh produce packing with flexible fresh QC testing systems from your phone or tablet. Customer feedback management, supplier quality control and more...

Reduce fresh produce packing errors & control production

Project required inventory (and shortages), schedule orders to be packed in batches , automatic alerts to prodution line managers.

100% accurate fresh produce order shipping

Shipping teams are guided through the dispatch process from picking using a phone or tablet (optional bar-code scanning), automatic picking, thru bill of lading, invoice, and automatic shipping notifications for customers, transport, and sales teams.

Reduce fresh produce packing administration costs by 40%

Automatic generation of fresh produce labels, bill of lading, invoice, picking documents and more; reduces administrative burden.

Easy audit & recall systems reduces compliance costs.

Faster fresh produce inventory storage  inventory

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management delivers reduced waste and increased employee productivity. Manage FIFO, improve stock-take accuracy, scan harvester data, and keep a watchful eye on your inventory... Easy stock-take identifies shrinkage and helps reduce waste from ageing. 

100% accurate fresh produce traceability

Maintain strict fresh produce traceability and high food safety standards always. Perform recalls based on lot/batch, pack date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, delivery date, purchase order #, or perform a recall on your own user defined data. Perform instant recalls both up and down the supply chain. Makes audits easy and instant. COVID-19 food safety & auditing available. 

Reduce fresh produce waste by 99%

Inventory control ensures there is no 'shrinkage', food inventory is FIFO managed, and expiring inventory always monitored.

Reduce administration time by 60%

Automatic paperwork, labels, and reporting reduces the burden on administration teams and saves everyone's time.

Better fresh produce quality now

Quality control and food safety has never been easier with industry standard quality tests, food safety checklists; or configure your own tests. 

100% accurate orders!

Guarantee only the correct inventory is shipped for each order, on time, every time.

Fresh produce traceability app by farmsoft captures fresh produce traceability, manages recalls and audits, inventory, quality control and the entire packing and shipping process...

Farmsoft fresh produce packing app is for fruit & vegetable packer, processor, import/export.  Full fresh produce traceability, auditing, inventory control, and fresh produce business management app.

Quality inspection for fresh produce

Consistent and accurate quality control ensures higher customer satisfaction and adherence to industry, de-facto, and in-house quality control standards. Track supplier quality performance, customer feedback & complaints, create QC tests for any part of the fresh produce & food manufacturing process (incoming goods, raw materials, finished goods, expiry test, export/shipping tests), daily factory hygiene, machinery calibration, employee checklists... 

Fresh produce logistics

Manage orders, pack to order, picking and auto picking, dispatch & shipping process. Generate invoices, bill of lading, pick slips, export documentation and other sales documents... Dispatch teams are guided through the dispatch process ensuring every order is filled perfectly, and on time. Paperwork such as BOL, freight documents, export documents are automatically generated based on the customer and destination to guarantee no rejected shipments or issues at borders.

Fresh produce labels

Generate fresh produce SSCC pallet labels, GS1 case & PTI labels, bin labels, batch labels, traded unit labels, harvest labels and more. Use the built in industry standard labels for Walmart, Woolworths, Aldi, Tesco, Loblaws etc - or design your own with the built in label & report designer. Our team can design all of your fresh produce documents to ensure farmsoft matches your requirements perfectly.

Fresh produce packing control

Sales, Quality, Profit, Dispatch, Pack, Farm...... Dashboards for sales teams provide instant impressions of customer orders and current inventory levels. The dispatch dashboard helps plan shipments, order of loading, and transport companies & drivers... The Profit analysis dashboard shows margins per unit and most profitable customers. Use our API to access your data however you like.

Fresh produce batch packing

Project required raw materials needed to pack/manufacture orders, potential shortages, schedule multiple orders to be packed in batches on selected production lines with a few clicks, automatically send new job alerts to managers, schedule additional harvests, analyze outstanding orders. Manage entire packing and manufacturing process with ease.

Fresh produce alerts monitoring

Automatic alerts for shipments can be sent to customers, transport providers, or even team members. Every time a batch is finished processing, receive an alert with the pack-out breakdown and percentages of grades & quality and waste. Alerts can include simple shipment notifications, or even invoices and original order details. Other alerts include order changes/modifications, yield reports, new order alerts, and low inventory alerts... 

Farm app option

Implement the farmsoft Farm Management suite to provide a comprehensive integrated business management solution from seed to plate. Includes automatic task management, best practices, budgeting, farm inventory, PHI enforcement, audits, residue reporting, USDA reporting, dashboards, recalls and more... 

Fresh produce supplier quality control

Suppliers must know that your business is measuring and tracking their performance. Any trends that effect the quality of fresh produce can be quickly detected, automatically traced back to the fresh produce supplier (especially if a result of a customer complaint / feedback), management and purchasing teams are automatically alerted when a supplier quality issue happens. Quantify your suppliers quality using the Supplier Quality Dashboard. 

Fresh produce finance apps

Share data with your Xero finance app, Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, using our API, or request our team perform a custom integration for your fresh produce company. This is an optional module, please ask your consultant for additional details and discuss your specific requirements, additional costs will apply for integration with your chosen finance app. 

Fresh produce RFID

Automatic tracking of each pallet’s exact location. Makes loading orders accurate and easy, stops errors during shipping. Very low costs to setup your hardware using farmsoft’s innovative RFID for fresh produce solution. Pallets put onto truck are auto added to order, and checked for accuracy. Pick up a pallet and its RFID instantly selected. Add pallet/bin to production line and its auto added to batch for traceability.

Fresh produce API

Integrate with virtually any other app or software solution using the farmsoft API. It's open! Anyone can use it. Your in house I.T. team, or any external I.T. vendor you want to help you with integration. Add your own reports, extract special data, or even create new interfaces between farmsoft and any app such as accounting, payroll, B2B, B2C. Other integration in farmsoft includes the ability to integrate with selected weigh scales to capture fresh produce net delivery weights.

Fresh produce bloch-chain

Increase customer confidence and prove the credentials of your traceability integrity and transparency with block-chain ledger technology.   We use the chain-trace.com blockchain solution. (Optional module not included with standard Packing / Food Manufacturing ERP solution).

Improve fresh produce production planning

Efficient management customer orders, and the ability to analyze orders gives you new production planning tolls in farmsoft. Ensure each order is filled to exact specifications, on time, every time. Increase customer satisfaction and retention, and reduce stress in the packhouse with confident production planning using work orders/batch orders, sales contracts, sales orders, and sales order items. Are you manufactruing or processing chili products? Try farmsoft for chili processing. 

Accurate fresh produce traceability

Quality officers are guided through the quality control process, presented with images and instructions for each test, ensuring they know what to look for at all times, corrective actions are presented if a quality issue is detected. This makes training new fresh produce quality control officers fast, and ensures consistency in the quality control management processes for incoming fresh produce, post pack/post processing, storage, and dispatch. 

Efficient use of fresh produce cold stores

Maximize your cold store use and rotation of stock using farmsoft's pallet maps, and precision traceability tracking with expiring inventory reminders.
Cold store management software for fruit importers, exporters, packers, cross docking, and short and long term fruit storage.

Traceability for fresh produce:

The farmsoft inventory control app provides business wide quality management inspection systems for fresh produce, food manufacturing, seed processing, meat packing & processing, and flower packing.

Tesco food safety compliance food packers
Tesco food safety compliance for food manufacturers, packers, import, export, wholesale.  Tesco customers expect us to only sell products made to the highest quality and that are responsibly sourced. They trust us to ensure that all our products are safe and comply with all the applicable laws and regulations.

Within Tesco we have a number of highly skilled teams and colleagues across the globe that are dedicated to ensuring our customer expectations are not only met but exceeded. They manage the quality of products from the original product concept right through to our stores and customers.
Although this page is based on our UK business, a similar approach is taken across our international markets whilst ensuring all legal and cultural differences are acknowledged and catered for.  Through understanding customers and their needs, product and market trends our expert team of developers work hard to bring great quality, innovative and value for money products to the market; our dedicated team of food researchers and chefs constantly review food trends and bring new food ideas to life to meet those customer needs.
Fresh Produce Bar Code Scanning

Fresh produce bar code scanning in agriculture easily delivers improved traceability in the fruit boxing and fresh produce packing space.  The FarmSoft team has add new features to the FarmSoft packhouse mobile (smart phone, iphone, tablets, and PDA’s) interfaces and new interfaces for in line bar-code scanning to allow rapid recording of packed fruit and vegetable via bar-code systems. Implement FarmSoft to make your fresh produce fruit packing easier and more efficient. FarmSoft delivers bar code scanning for packing sheds, packhouses, and fruit packers, exporters, importers and wholesalers.

FarmSoft fresh produce bar code scanning allows users to choose from a mobile interface that allows smartphones and PDA devices to scan boxed and packed fresh produce to record pallet contents. Fresh produce inventory and stock management with bar code systems ensures traceability and accuracy. FarmSoft’s bar code software for pack sheds makes fresh produce inventory control easy.

Bar-code traceability

FarmSoft bar code traceability is rapid to implement, and easy to maintain. Implementing FarmSoft bar code traceability for fresh produce processing delivers increased accuracy of traceability, easy inventory management, and can result in reduced fresh produce waste.
FarmSoft bar code traceability provides multiple fruit labeling solutions which can be tailored to meet client inventory handling requirements.
Bar code traceability
FarmSoft bar code traceability provides a comprehensive fruit traceability system for packhouses, pack sheds, and fruit and vegetable processors. FarmSoft bar code traceability makes fresh produce inventory handling easy! Contact FarmSoft today to receive these benefits;
Reduce financial exposure and business risk in the event of a recall incident. Minimize the size and cost of a recall. Reduce costs of standards compliance. Minimize processing waste.
Increase food safety. Improve relationships with customers and their perception of quality and food safety in your product. Reduce administration costs. Makes quality audits easy.
Case level traceability

Case level traceability brings fresh produce processors, packers, and marketers easy and rapid traceability. Implement FarmSoft in no time at all, and start reducing processing waste!  Easy to deploy, farmsoft case level traceability is the best friend of any company looking to improve traceability in their food / fresh produce processing enterprise. Farmsoft delivers tangible improvements in food safety compliance and standards maintenance. Implementing farmsoft case level traceability for fresh produce processing delivers increased accuracy of traceability, easy inventory management, and can result in reduced fresh produce waste.

Farmsoft case level traceability provides dozens of formats of bar code and non bar code fruit labels to guarantee food safety.
Why implement case level traceability?
Case level traceability
Case level traceability
The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Leadership Council has announced that it has agreed the fresh produce industry needs to stay on course with PTI implementations based on the use of standardized product identification with Batch or Lot Numbers, encoded in GS1-128 bar-codes on case labels for improved traceability and precise recall preparedness.

Farm to fork traceability for reliable food safety and best handling practices for fresh produce – while reducing waste and increasing efficiency!  FarmSoft’s farm to fork traceability solution delivers bullet proof fresh produce traceability management in every way. FarmSoft’s farm to fork traceability solution channels staff through the correct farming and fresh produce handling processes ensuring maximum food safety and traceability is being maintained at all times.

Combine both FarmSoft Farm Software AND FarmSoft Fruit Packing Software to create a complete farm to fork traceability solution.
In addition to the traceability features of FarmSoft, the system also provides a comprehensive fresh produce business management suite that takes care of every section of your business including: quality control, invoice, dispatch, sales, contracts, staff labor, packing labor, packhouse reporting and more.
Farm to fork traceability
Farm to fork traceability
Traceability compliance and food safety is made easy with FarmSoft farm to fork traceability system, guiding staff through the required processes and standards to ensure consistent quality product that meets client specifications.
FarmSoft Fruit Packing Software, a critical module for a complete farm to fork traceability system, provides packing, processing, sales, and post harvest traceability.
FarmSoft farm to fork traceability system creates customer confidence in your fresh produce.
Enhanced customer confidence
When your customers know you have a state of the art farm to fork traceability system, their confidence and perceived value in your fresh produce is increased. This is an important part of any supplier to customer relationship.

Fresh Produce Traceability India – FarmSoft’s fresh produce management software brings new levels of traceability and efficiency to Indian farming and fresh produce packing, processing, and exporting.  FarmSoft guides users through the fresh produce handling procedures to ensure the safest, highest quality fruit and vegetables with minimum waste. From quality control, waste analysis, to fresh produce labeling – FarmSoft delivers for professional fruit and vegetable processors and packers. Download FarmSoft’s Fresh Produce Traceability India specifications here.

FarmSoft India
Professionally manage and monitor all post harvest processes including quality control, storage, inventory, sorting, grading, washing, packing, sales, invoice, and dispatch.
Fresh Produce Traceability India
Fresh Produce Traceability India
FarmSofts’ Fresh Produce Traceability India version is available India wide. This international grade traceability solution manages all fresh produce handling from the delivery of fresh produce the pack shed or factory, through all of the subsequent processes such as storage, washing, sorting, grading, packing, value adding, and sales and distribution. FarmSoft was originally developed for Australian, Canadian, and US markets, and has since been adapted to suit countries including Turkey, South Africa, Kenya, New Zealand, Egypt and others.
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce

Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce packing, processing, value adding.   Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce
Traceability requirements matrix in fresh produce

EASY TRACEABILITY
Makes fresh inventory food safety compliance & audits easy.
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce
REDUCE WASTE
Reduce fresh inventory waste with FIFO and bar-code inventory management & waste alerts & reporting.
LESS ADMIN COSTS
Generate accurate labels, automatic paperwork, quickly, and accurately. Reporting and KPI for fresh inventory.
BETTER QUALITY CONTROL
Enforce consistent food safety and quality control with fleible QC configuration.
FRESH INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
From the cloud, or install locally. PC/Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android
Traceability requirements matrix compliance in fresh produce - introduction video...
A fresh produce traceability management solution that can be as simple, or comprehensive as you require...
Traceability requirements matrix compliance in fresh produce - detailed demonstration...
Perishable inventory management software for fresh produce and more...

Blockchain for fresh produce traceability

Visit our official fresh produce blockchain site for the latest fresh produce blockchain information.
Ask your farmsoft consultant if your chosen block-chain protocol or format is supported.
Blockchain – Essential for Fresh Produce Traceability
 
The Produce Traceability Initiative, was designed to help the Produce Industry maximize the effectiveness of current traceback procedures, while developing a standardized industry approach to enhance the speed and efficiency of traceability systems for the future. …and more! Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. Soft Fruit Juice identify the pallets on a production order Zerya Protocol Leading growers, packers and shippers of fresh produce in the U.S. and Mexico use the solution for both item- and ca
Improve operational efficiencies. Fruits is able to trace the history and the location of their exported fresh produce by means of recorded identifications. We hope that the ideas presented in this article lead to a fruitful resolution of the challenges that remain for produce supply chain members seeking to implement PTI.
She said while the countries are well positioned, there are aspects that could be improved. Fresh Produce Traceability and Inventory Management and Software Updates for October 2016. All trademarks/service marks referenced on this site are properties of their respective owners.
Food Traceability Software

FarmSoft food traceability software delivers bulletproof food safety and reduces business risk.  The FarmSoft is built on a solid platform of food traceability and safety standards. FarmSoft guides users through the food processing and manufacturing phases. The FarmSoft food traceability software suite specializes in processing and manufacturing involving fresh produce, fruit, and vegetables. Dried, cured, juiced, pulped, or even made into value added jelly and jams. Click here to download food traceability software specifications.

Food Traceability Software
Food Traceability Software
Start improving your businesses traceability today with the FarmSoft food traceability software. Talk to a consultant for free.
Food traceability software for award winning food manufacturers.
FarmSoft is used by award winning food manufacturers and processors world wide. The FarmSoft software delivers a comprehensive solution that starts from ordering of raw materials and ends after sale. This whole business management approach helps food manufacturers achieve maximum efficiency and traceability while reducing waste and financial risk.  FarmSoft delivers a comprehensive and highly flexible food quality control management solution. Configure quality control tests for specific clients, products, suppliers, employees, and more. Quality control officers can capture photographs and attach documents to quality tests. FarmSoft Quality Control and food traceability software also allows up to five quality management staff to be sent emails containing the quality results of any tests that fail. This quality alert system allows management to make corrective actions or manufacturing decisions rapidly and increases communication between quality control officers and management..

Fresh Produce Traceability Bar-code

Fresh Produce Traceability Bar-codes for fruit & vegetable packers, processors, and food manufacturers.  Fresh Produce Traceability is much more than applying a label to the packed fruit or vegetable. FarmSoft delivers strict fresh produce traceability guidelines for supply chain end to end food safety & transparency.

Ensuring that the traceability chain has no gaps in it is important to reduce the risk exposure of your business. If there is a breach in the traceability chain, then the whole traceability enforcement system has failed and becomes a pointless expense. FarmSoft ensures 100% accuracy of traceability throughout the entire life-cycle of fresh produce, from pre-planting, to post sales traceability guideline adherence. FarmSoft ensures your business is not unnecessarily exposed, while minimizing compliance costs.
FarmSoft Packhouse Management software provides a strong platform for accurate recording of fresh produce traceability records, via a variety of easy and logical methods. Risk exposure to the pack shed is greatly reduced by having resolution traceability guideline compliance, which in turn reduces financial exposure to the packhouse should a recall become necessary. Accurate fresh produce traceability reduces the quantity of fruit/vegetables in a recall, and therefore reduces the businesses financial exposure. High traceability helps to open new markets for fresh produce, and improves customer confidence in product quality.
Best practice standards for fresh produce traceability such as BRC, GlobalGAP, ISO, HACCP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, (and many more) are supported by FarmSoft, making compliance and audits easy and less expensive.
The FarmSoft fresh produce traceability system constitutes thousands of processes & guidelines that are integrated throughout the entire system, guiding users to record correct fresh produce traceability details at the correct time.

GS1 Traceability for fresh produce


FarmSoft GS1 traceability system does much more than just print labels! Manage your inventory, maintain traceability, pack, process, and store fresh produce. Perform sales and dispatch and invoicing. Reduce fresh produce waste.  FarmSoft GS1 traceability system does much more than just print labels! Manage your inventory, maintain traceability, pack, process, and store fresh produce. Perform sales and dispatch and invoicing. Reduce fresh produce waste.
farmsoft makes fresh produce GS1 traceability easy!
SAVE TIME
LESS WASTE
BETTER FRUIT
NO ERRORS
ACCURATE SHIPPING
REDUCE COST
Increase the efficiency of fresh produce deliveries using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry, save time, and reduce errors. Scan incoming fresh produce deliveries or use "one touch" rapid inventory creation screens to increase accuracy & reduce data entry time.

Traceability In The European EU Fresh Produce Sector GS1
 GS1 Traceability for fresh produce
GS1 Traceability for fresh produce
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FarmSoft track and trace provides end to end supply chain transparency for fresh produce traceability. Implement FarmSoft to guarantee the highest level of traceability both up and down the supply chain!  FarmSoft track and trace is a comprehensive fresh produce business management solution that caters for all operational processes from quality control, inventory, sales, dispatch, and orders. FarmSoft even provides food manufacturing, good manufacturing management, and value adding features. FarmSoft track and trace software provides many innovative features to bring easily maintained benefits to the fresh produce processor, packer, and marketer.

Using the FarmSoft traceability code, customers, and end consumers can track and trace fresh produce simply by scanning a QR code with their smartphone. The track and trace system will then present the customer/end consumer with the traceability or marketing information as chosen by the packer. This helps to improve customer confidence and provides supply chain transparency to promote the concept of food safety.
FarmSoft track and trace also includes the ability to track goods more than one level down the supply chain. This means you can track the supplier of a supplier to provide guaranteed extensive traceability. This functionality is not traditionally found in track and trace systems.
FarmSoft track and trace can be tailored to meet specific client requirements. The FarmSoft team understands every fruit processing business is different, and adapts the solution for each client.
Fresh produce track and trace
Everything is at your fingertips at all time! Stock take, inventory levels, analysis of pack out rates, quality control, instant recall and easy auditing functionality. The track and trace philosophy is enforced by guiding users through the best traceability processes, ensuring easy compliance, and reducing the cost of transient labor training. Throughout the FarmSoft fresh produce management system, track and trace is being maintained at all levels. Incoming fresh produce has bar codes applied, and after packing or processing is finished, labels are applied to individual cases, and pallets. The case and pallet level traceability provides real time inventory monitoring of current raw and finished fresh produce inventory levels.
Comprehensive stock control with track and trace
Performing a stock take with track and trace is instant, and real time, and you can view and manage stock in specific sites, warehouses, and even in specific processes. You can even managed ‘estimated’ quantities of product, perform ripening, sales, dispatch, invoicing, and all other functionality required to run a contemporary fruit processing pack shed.
Produce Traceability Initiative PTI

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO and more…Simple PTI solution - software for fruit and vegetable processing

MINIMIZE WASTE
Farmsoft delivers opportunities to reduce waste during the packing, processing, storage, and distribution phases. By enforcing best practices, FIFO (when practical), inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes - your company has every opportunity to minimize waste and maximize profit. From bar code managed inventory, inventory labeling, to 3D pallet storage, farmsoft delivers on reduced waste.
TRACEABILITY MADE EASY
Perform recalls in seconds, with the full confidence of accuracy and reliability. Minimize risk by ensuring accurate traceability is automatically captured. Pass audits with ease & reduce compliance costs using farmsofts traceability guidelines. Trace fresh produce up and down the supply chain, over multiple traceability hops. Instantly produce spray records, residue analysis, soil analysis, and any other farm traceability records if you use our farm solution.
REDUCE ADMINISTRATION COSTS
Minimize your administration costs with automatic paperwork generation. Ensure accuracy of paperwork by having necessary documentation (invoice formats, export documents, transport documents etc) presented to employees based on the needs of the specific customer - ensuring timely and accurate documentation. No more rejected orders because of bad documentation accompanying a shipment. Food traceability software made easy!
CONSISTENT QUALITY CONTROL
Guarantee consistent, accurate, and efficient quality control is performed at any part of the fresh produce handling life-cycle; including during delivery, pre processing, post processing, and dispatch. Create quality control tests based on each customers requirements, and even create a daily factory hygiene test, employee performance tests and more. Accurate quality control helps to improve customer confidence and quality perception. Easily follow fresh produce quality control & fresh produce inventory guidelines.
BETTER PRODUCTION PLANNING & DISPATCH
Monitor orders, assign orders to specific packhouses (you can have unlimited processing sites in farmsoft), and allow micro monitoring of each production lines output requirements using dashboards. The dashboards ensure the correct products are produced at the correct time to fill orders. Dispatch teams are given details on their mobile device (or PC/Mac) and scan pallets onto orders. Administration teams can see orders are picked and ready for dispatch, and are presented with the correct documents for printing. All of these features result in improved accuracy of both production and dispatch processes.
OPTIONAL FARM SOFTWARE INTEGRATION FOR FARM TO PLATE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Optionally use farmsoft Farm Management software with our Post Harvest solution. Using both solutions provides an end to end solution from field to plate. Farm Management by farmsoft delivers full farm record keeping, farm inventory, cost monitoring, budgeting, best practice enforcement, and adherence to international farming standards. Use Farm Management by farmsoft to manage your own farms, or even hundreds of external farms that supply your fresh produce company.
Simple PTI solution - software for fruit and vegetable processing
Inventory traceability software for reduced post harvest waste

Inventory traceability software
The purpose of the Fruit & Vegetables implementation guidance is to provide best practice guidelines for industry-wide adoption for New Item Listing and update of existing assortment. This guide provides support to companies seeking to electronically exchange fruit & vegetable product information in accordance with GS1 Standards. The guidance applies to the full range of fruit & vegetable trade items. The guide outlines which attributes should be used for fruit & vegetable items and recommends best practices for the use of these standards to exchange static fruit & vegetable data between suppliers and retailers. Today, different platforms as well as different means to item identification exist when it comes to data sharing. Traceability case study for Paramount Citrus, Traceability case study for Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms, SunFed visibility of produce throughout supply chain with case and item level traceability. JemD Farms, greenhouse grower with GS1 Standards and the Produce Traceability Initiative.
The use of GS1 Standards, specifically for Identification, Master Data Alignment, Traceability, Track and Trace, Barcode labels and EDI transactions, provides a common platform to help supply chain partners share and understand the same information about products and locations and fresh produce inventory management. Attributes are used as a means to describing specific information about an item when transacting business. They reflect a certain characteristic about the item such as identifiers, weights, dimensions, and manufacturer or supplier information. The guide outlines Industry Core Specific, Industry Commodity Required and Target Market attributes to be used by the Fresh Fruit & Vegetables industry. This guide is platform neutral and can be used with or without third party service providers. Adoption of the guidance offered in this document is voluntary and will be determined by the trading partner relationship. The data model proposed is independent of any means used to exchange this information, the usage of the GDSN Network to exchange this data brings additional benefits to the industry. The guideline also provides the link between the data attribute and how to use it in the GDSN Network.
Inventory traceability software
Inventory traceability software
Using the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is the key to a successful business. As a supplier of fruits and vegetables you need the GTIN to uniquely identify your product. The GTIN is the key to modern electronic business processes. 
Simple traceability solution

Simple traceability solution - software for fruit and vegetable packing
Processors and packers involved in the fresh produce industry deal with a lot of compliance and traceability issues. If the worst happens and a product recall needs to be effected immediately, they have to be able to trace where the raw ingredients of fruit and vegetables came from, what was done to them, when and where the finished products have gone.
Fresh produce processors and packers manufacturers are subject to quality audits and they can often practice recalls and food safety incidents. From a business perspective, these activities often can be expensive and cumbersome to comply with, without the use of a simple traceability solution that is integrated into the businesses fresh produce handling processes and guidelines.
As a supplier to the food manufacturing or fresh produce processing or handling and retail industry, quality control and traceability are key for any manufacturer. Farmsoft delivers solutions in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa, and Asian regions. Use farmsoft to become compliant and increased efficiency.
Without a simple traceability solution:
Simple traceability solution
Simple traceability solution
When details are requested about a specific shipment, it was not uncommon to see people combing through reams of paper to trace the required traceability information.
To ensure compliance and to make efficiency gains, implement farmsoft to manage key critical traceability points in the fresh produce handling process: Research and Development, Document every detail, Record all changes before QA and Production, Quality Assurance, Manage new product approval, Corrective Action Reports, Lab Results, Supplier Accreditation, Renewals
Production: Handwritten production records – scanned, classified, routed to Production and QA managers for approval. Records are automatically linked to the product and batch for instant record retrieval
Other processes that can be automated: Quotes, A/P Invoice Approvals, Purchase Requests, Maintenance Requests, Document Management.
Some immediate results of implementing a simple traceability solution include: Tracking shipments, batches and ingredients could take days, with a simple, modern, cloud based traceability solution instant recalls can be produced in less than 3 seconds. Forget about legacy traceability systems that required days, hours, or event minutes to perform product recall. Management meetings have instant access to the status of Projects, Corrective Action Reports and Maintenance Requests without days of preparation.
Quality Audits are less stressful and more efficient. Fresh produce processors and handlers need to be compliant, but this does not have to affect their efficiency negatively.
Less waste, more traceability

Less waste, more traceability: Full featured software for fresh produce processing, packing, sales, export/import & distribution.  MINIMIZE FRESH PRODUCE WASTE

For handlers of perishable goods, reduce waste during packing, processing, cold store, order picking and dispatch phases. Enforce GMP and best practices, FIFO (when practical), inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes to help minimize waste and maximise profit. Receive detailed alerts when waste is encountered through quality issues, or possible human error.
Learn more about farmsoft post harvest solutions
Manage your fruit & vegetable packing / processing operation with a simple traceability solution, or implement a comprehensive enterprise management solution. Easily comply with standards for Walmart, Tesco, Woolworths, Aldi, Loblaw, Coles, USDA, FSMA, GFSI, AANZFTA, PTI, HACCP - for full inventory traceability using PC/Mac or traceability app.
LESS WASTE.
MORE TRACEABILITY!
FRESH PRODUCE MANAGED BY FARMSOFT
Join a global community of fresh produce processors, packers, and producers receiving better traceability and less waste.
simple, yet feature packed
Less waste, more traceability
Less waste, more traceability
INVENTORY & COLD STORE
Full bar-code inventory & pallet management, stock take (mobile & PC), pallet control, inventory labels (raw & finished), cold store, 3D storage, shipping container management, manage pallets & tote rental for full perishable inventory management.
SALES MANAGEMENT
Manage & monitor orders, contracts, dispatch process. Analyze customer orders to create batch work orders. Managed dispatch process guides teams to dispatch correct goods with correct invoices & documentation...
BATCH PACKING
Re-pack, sort, grade, wash, manufacture, and pack with maximum traceability . Monitor cost & waste. Recursive traceability over multiple batches for value adding. Easy batch-lot traceability. Monitor production progress with the Production Dashboard. Import packing machine data.
Fresh produce export documentation

Farmsoft makes fresh produce export documentation easy with new features that generate international standard fresh produce export documentation for fresh produce producers, processors, and packers.   Rapidly generate fresh produce export documentation on demand!

Farmsoft makes fresh produce export documentation easy with new features that generate international standard fresh produce export documentation for fresh produce producers, processors, and packers. The modern packing and processing facility is busy environment. Dealing with the excess of export regulations and paperwork requirements can often be a headache. Farmsoft guides users through the documentation process, reducing administration costs, and increasing productivity.
Contact a farmsoft consultant today to discuss your fresh produce export documentation options today.
Farmsoft takes the effort out of preparing fresh produce export documentation for fruit, vegetable, coffee, hop, and grain producers by generating commonly used export documentation. Documents prepared used produce specific data from the farmsoft database to rapidly fulfill export requirements, delivering precise and accurate fresh produce export documentation on demand.
The farmsoft team can tailor fresh produce export documentation for clients on a case by case basis where special requirements exist. Contact your farmsoft consultant for full details.
Fresh produce export documentation made easy for fruit and vegetable exporter, wholesaler, packer, processor….
Fresh produce export documentation
Fresh produce export documentation
Use the “Required Documents” module to associate documents required by each customer to the customer profile. This feature allows users to be prompted with the documentation required, when required, and can then be rapidly printed. This functionality ensures that the correct documentation for each customer is used at all times and increases compliance and reduces the potential for human error or rejected shipments. farmsoft helps to increase traceability, profit, and quality control, while delivering easy document generation and management systems. farmsoft is available via the cloud or local installation at your own office – from iPad, Android, and all smartphones, Mac, and PC. Talk to a farmsoft consultant today to discuss fresh produce export systems and solutions. Read fruit packing software review. Download the farmsoft Fresh Produce Export Software specifications here.
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Reduce fresh produce waste, Orders - Quality - Production - Sales & shipping - Recalls & audits - Dashboards, analysis, business intelligence.   Reduce fresh produce waste, make production and shipments 100% accurate

Strict inventory management ensures FIFO and no orphaned fresh produce inventory, no loss of inventory due handling processes.
Production management ensures every order is filled accurately, dispatch is planned in advance, and correct shipments dispatched on time, every time.
Sales dashboards help marketing and sales teams plan orders, schedule production, and identify any fresh produce that needs to be sold before it becomes waste.
A choice of interfaces to suit every environment gives your team a simple fresh produce business management tool.
Manage fresh produce inventory stored at an unlimited number of sites / packhouses, and unlimited warehouses
Manage and monitor the storage and status (ie: in processes such as sorting, grading, cooling, ripening etc) of all fresh produce inventory, regardless of its state
Manage fresh produce inventory in bulk storage (ie: produce that is not in bins or containers), bins & containers, pallets, palletized, and shipping containers
Manage the fresh produce inventory packing, grading, sorting, washing processes
Track the movement history of all fresh produce inventory, captured in the background, providing an audit trail of which produce was stored where at what times, and moved by whom; providing an unparalleled background traceability management for all produce in the packhouse
Easily move fresh produce inventory between cool rooms, ripeners, hyrdro-coolers, and warehouses
Manage packed (finished) fresh produce inventory that is both on and off of pallets
Assign non palletized fresh produce inventory to existing pallets or remove from pallets, or move between pallets , or assign directly to orders or invoices
Stock take fresh produce inventory based on comprehensive filters allowing rapid stock takes of very specific produce, or stock takes in specific locations, or for specific finished products
Set sale prices for different types of fresh produce X customer X part X variety
Fresh produce inventory management using unique identifiers for each inventory item, including bar code and human readable labeling
Manage fresh produce that is stored across many sites, including sites that may be elsewhere in the country, or even across the world
Manage and monitor expiring fresh produce inventory
Manage and monitor fresh produce that belongs to other companies, with easy reporting and stock take tools that cater for external ownership of produce
Fresh produce inventory bar-codes for stock control (optional)
Optional encoded QR traceability bar-codes that can be scanned by customer or end consumer to show your selected traceability and marketing information
Pallet, case/carton, fruit piece, consumer unit level traceability and labeling, including Print On Demand options
Manage customer orders, sales, consignment and dispatch/shipping processes
Native app for fresh produce inventory on Android tablets & phone
Quality control for fresh produce
Use the farmsoft API to access your data from any other software, financial package, payroll, Crystal Reports, ERP, etc.
Create unlimited warehouse storage areas, which can even use 3D storage to increase accuracy in large cool rooms and warehouses. Assign rows, columns, and levels to each warehouse, cool room, hydro-cooler, washing, or storage area.
Rapidly asses all fresh produce inventory within the business, making clear distinctions between produce from external suppliers, raw unprocessed produce, unsorted produce, ungraded produce, and fully packed produce. Increase the accuracy of fresh produce inventory using bar code traceability and advanced fruit labeling.
For more details of farmsoft's Fresh Produce Inventory management features, download the farmsoft Packhouse Software brochure, or try industry specific brochures for potato inventory & traceability, tomato inventory & traceability,
Reduce fresh produce waste
Reduce fresh produce waste
Hugo (Antônio Jordão) Bethlem, PMA Fresh Connections Brazil
Strategies to reduce waste - Reduce fresh produce waste, increase accuracy
"We are what we do, but we are especially what we do to change," said Hugo (Antônio Jordão) Bethlem in his dissertation at PMA Fresh Connections Brazil.
Reduce fresh produce waste, increase accuracy
Reduce fresh produce waste, increase accuracy
Modern consumers, with their greater access to information, are increasingly prepared to make good buying decisions. They are no longer only concerned about the quality and price of products, but also about them being produced sustainably.
Paradoxically, there are so many options in the stores that is almost impossible to make a decision and buy what you really wanted.

Defining your fresh produce traceability requirements


Fresh Produce Traceability is much more than applying a label to the packed fruit or vegetable. FarmSoft delivers strict fresh produce traceability guidelines for supply chain end to end food safety & transparency. Using the fresh produce blockchain from CHAIN-TRACE.com, farmsoft also offers fresh produce blockchain access at a very low cost.

Ensuring that the fresh produce traceability chain has no gaps in it is important to reduce the risk exposure of your business. If there is a breach in the traceability chain, then the whole traceability enforcement system has failed and becomes a pointless expense. FarmSoft ensures 100% accuracy of traceability throughout the entire life-cycle of fresh produce, from pre-planting, to post sales traceability guideline adherence. FarmSoft ensures your business is not unnecessarily exposed, while minimizing compliance costs.  Produce traceability makes it possible to track produce from its point of origin to a retail location where it is purchased by consumers.

Produce traceability is an important link in protecting public health since it allows health agencies to more quickly and accurately identify the source of contaminated fruit or vegetables believed to be the cause of an outbreak of foodborne illness, remove them from the marketplace, and communicate to the supply chain.

Since many fruits and vegetables are eaten raw, the produce industry‚ from farmer to retailer, works diligently to protect these foods from contamination. Despite their best efforts, foreign matter can occasionally contaminate produce in the field or orchard, in packing or processing, in transit or storage.

Because traceability systems can provide information on the source, location, movement and storage conditions of produce, they also allow growers, packers, processors and distributors to identify factors affecting quality and delivery.

FarmSoft Packhouse Management software provides a strong platform for accurate recording of fresh produce traceability records, via a variety of easy and logical methods. Risk exposure to the pack shed is greatly reduced by having resolution traceability guideline compliance, which in turn reduces financial exposure to the packhouse should a recall become necessary. Accurate fresh produce traceability reduces the quantity of fruit/vegetables in a recall, and therefore reduces the businesses financial exposure. High traceability helps to open new markets for fresh produce, and improves customer confidence in product quality.

Best practice standards for fresh produce traceability such as BRC, GlobalGAP, ISO, HACCP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, (and many more) are supported by FarmSoft, making compliance and audits easy and less expensive.

Fresh produce traceability for fruit & vegetables
fresh produce traceability for fruit & vegetables
The FarmSoft fresh produce traceability system constitutes thousands of processes & guidelines that are integrated throughout the entire system, guiding users to record correct fresh produce traceability details at the correct time.
FarmSoft Packhouse Management’s “Traceability” module isn’t a stand alone module. Traceability is built into the core of FarmSoft, in every process, action, and document. FarmSoft minimizes the data capture and entry costs associated with fresh produce traceability using various innovative techniques.

Download the FarmSoft Packhouse Software brochure or watch the fruit packing video.

Pack sheds and pack-houses are experiencing new levels of regulatory control in the pack shed and packhouse processes for fruit and vegetables. Contemporary industrialized fruit and vegetable packing has become increasingly regulated over the past decade. There are now literally hundreds of thousands of regulations world wide that relate to the Traceability and Food Safety of the production of fruit and vegetables for human consumption.  The ability of modern supply chains for fresh produce to provide traceability is becoming the norm. At present the systems need to provide relatively straightforward capability to trace back from the market to the source of supply, or trace forward by associating production information with the product. There are, however, significant opportunities to improve supply chain performance through better traceability as well. Two examples are introduced to highlight this potential, one that provides feedback to growers on measured quality and the other feedback to the market on predicted quality. These applications for information sharing require a detailed level of traceability. At this level of detail it is not possible to have an absolute confidence in individual fruit traceability due to mixing that occurs at certain points in the supply chain. The level of traceability is, however, adequate to facilitate improved information systems for enhanced supply chain performance.


Recalls, audits, mock audits
A fresh produce traceability system must allow easy, and rapid recalls of fresh produce, packaging materials, the following list is the minimum recall and instant audit ability that should be achieved (this data should be available to the user within 10 seconds or less to demonstrate it is unadulterated):

Trace batch input materials and recall through supply chain to customer
Individual fruit/vegetable piece (based on piece label)
Packed finish product recall
Pallet recall
Invoice recall
Purchase Order (for source or batch input goods) recall
Suppliers Reference recall
Supplier Company recall
Manufacturer recall
Farming block/area recall (Requires FarmSoft Farm solution)
Location recall, based on storage location and date/date range
Note that all fresh produce recalls should also instantly provide associated quality control test results for easy reference.





Fresh produce inventory management system
A cloud based business management solution for fresh produce processing, packing, and wholesale can enforce most traceability requirements simply through its implementation, and should include these minimum functionality:

Traceability can start at the point of purchase order creation for inventory, or can start at the point delivery of produce from a supplier, back on the farm, before planting has taken place (if you are using FarmSoft Farm Management).
Choose from various traceability frameworks to implement based on your traceability and food safety standards and regional requirements.
Automated traceability reduces paperwork and compliance costs
Capture and archive (for rapid recall) all traceability records related to use of materials, employees, equipment – suitable for use with CANG.A.P., HACCP, GlobalGAP, BRC, EureoGap FarmSafe, PTI , ISOx and more…
Materials and inventory can be issued with system generated Inventory ID labels which contain a unique Inventory Number that relates to the inventories traceability details. The Inventory Number can be recorded via a mobile device when used, or entered onto a task sheet for later entry; this method makes recording of inventory very rapid and accurate.
Individual task Quality Check by QC officer, including time, officer, date, and notes (see FarmSoft Quality Control)
The FarmSoft system will reject delivery of produce that is still within a PHI/Pre Harvest Interval or withholding period.
Unauthorized harvests will be rejected upon delivery to ensure maximum quality of fresh produce traceability
Share your choice of supply chain information using the FarmSoft Traceability Code – allowing either customers or end consumers to rapidly access your selected traceability and marketing information by simply scanning a bar-code with their smartphone or entering a code online
Strict control over the Fruit Packing Process ensures traceability is maintained even when mixing fresh produce from multiple origins, essential for fruit packing traceability
Strictly automated Fresh Produce Inventory / Fresh Produce Stock Control and Mobile Inventory ensures traceability enforcement
Orders, Contracts, Sales, Invoice, and Dispatch processes are tied to exact pallet ID, inventory ID, batch ID, and container numbers, ensuring instant traceability from either end of the supply chain
FarmSoft Fresh Produce Traceability Software manages every facet of fresh produce traceability for a wide range of fruit, vegetable, coffee, flower, hop, and other fresh produce packing requirements. Combine FarmSoft Packhouse software with FarmSoft Farm Management ERP to create seamless traceability from pre-planting to post pack shed sales.

FarmSoft Packhouse & Pack Shed Software ensures that all fruit and vegetable (and other types of fresh produce such as salads, lettuce and loose leaf) are labeled and traced upon arrival at the Packhouse or Pack Shed.

Fruit and vegetables can be bar-coded upon delivery to the Packhouse (or labeled in the field if chosen). The bar-code will identify the fresh produce for its entire lifecycle ensuring strict adherence to traceability levels such as GlobalGAP, PTI – Produce Traceability Initiative, HACCP, ISO, BRC, FarmSafe, and more.

Fresh produce is scanned when sorted in the pack shed, this ensures Packhouse and Pack Shed managers know where all produce is at all times, and are able to view the history of the movement of fruit and vegetables to trace any potential contamination points that may occur during the pack shed or Packhouse processes.

FarmSoft Fresh Produce Traceability Software provides an extremely high level of traceability management and transparency; all the way to the individual piece of fruit if chosen. Traceability labels can be applied at many levels throughout the packing and manufacturing/value add process.



Supply chain transparency
The ability to share supply chain information with your partners in the fresh produce chain is important. Share your choice of information with customers, end consumers or both. Use your choice of block-chain, or traceability bar-codes, code labels, or have the labels tailored to your specification.

Scan Consumer Unit Barcode

fresh produce traceability for fruit & vegetables
Fresh Produce Traceability
Scan Trade Unit Barcode

fresh produce traceability for fruit & vegetables
Fresh Produce Traceability
Enter Code from any Unit

fresh produce traceability for fruit & vegetables
Fresh Produce Traceability


Why use block-chain or supply chain label sharing tools?
End consumers are 80% more likely to choose fresh produce that has an open traceability policy over product that does not have open traceability. Truth is, very few consumers will ever lookup a traceability code, however, they want to know the option is available. For your wholesale and food service customers, instant access to quality control information can assist them in decision making processes and increases customer confidence and supply chain traceability.



How can end consumers users scan traceability information?
Fresh produce traceability guide
Fresh produce traceability guide
Its easy, they can use one of many dozens of free apps on their iOS or Android device – many users will already have these apps installed. Simply use an app like Google Goggles, Bar-code Reader, Shop Savvy etc. Once the bar-code is read the information relating to the fresh produce is automatically shown to the user via a web page. For example, try scanning the bar-code below:

Who do I share the information with?

If you place labels on retail units, obviously only your customers will have access to the code. If you place codes on consumer units, end users will also have access to your choice of traceability information.

What information can I share?
Turn on or off the following details:

You can write a few paragraphs about your company, quality, and produce. This will be shown at the start of all traceability results
Company Name
Company Logo
Produce, Variety
Traded Unit/Finished product name
Batch Number
Batch Pack Date
Land Origin
Weight & Measure
Country of Origin
Shipped on Pallet Number
Pallet Creation Date
Ship Date
Transport Company
Transport Reference
Invoice Number
Sales order Number
Customer Reference (from Sales Order)
Invoice Custom Field 1, 2, 3, and 4
Quality Control Results
What labels can I use?
Use standard traceability labels built into farmsoft, or request a tailored label built to your exact specifications. Labels can be virtually any shape and size, and contain any information you wish to show in human readable format or encoded into your chosen format of bar-code.





Fresh Produce Traceability
Fresh produce traceability is a business process that enables trading partners to follow products as they move from field through to retail store or food service operator. Each Traceability Partner must be able to identify the direct source (supplier) and direct recipient (customer) of product.The first priority of traceability is to protect the consumer through faster and more precise identification of implicated product. This is critical if the product must be withdrawn from the supply chain.This document serves as a best practice guide to implementing traceability in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable (Produce) Industry. The best practices recommended are based on global standards for supply chain management and product identification. These standards were developed by industry to optimize business practices across supply chains world-wide.

What is the scope of this fresh produce traceability guideline?
■ Applies to fresh fruit and vegetables for human consumption.

■ Traceability practices from grower to retail store or food service operator (i.e. external traceability).

■ Applies to all levels of product and shipping containers, including pallets, cases and consumer items.



This is a practical guide that is intended for those responsible for implementing traceability in their company’s operations and supply chain. The document provides a guide for fresh produce growers, packers, exporters/importers, and distributors as well as their customers and suppliers. Individual organisations may perform any combinations of these roles.



Traceability Definitions
■ Traceability is the ability to trace the history, application or location of that which is under consideration. [ISO 9001: 2000]

■ External Traceability is the business processes that occur between trading partners and the information/data exchanged to execute traceability.

■ Internal Traceability is the proprietary data and business processes a company uses within its own span of operations to execute traceability.1.4.2.



Traceability Standards are the common language of business and provide the framework required to support the traceability (business) process. This industry best practice implementation guideline is based on the GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS). Developed by industry, the standard defines the globally-accepted method for uniquely identifying:
■ Trading parties (your suppliers, your own company, your customers, 3rd party carriers)
■ Trading locations (can be any physical location such as a warehouse, packing line, storage facility, receiving dock or store) Traceability for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Implementation Guide Issue 2, May-2010 All contents copyright © GS1 Page 9 of 57
■ The products your company uses or creates
■ The logistics units your company receives or ships
■ Inbound and outbound shipments The GS1 Global Traceability Standard also defines the essential pieces of information that have to be collected, recorded and shared to ensure one step up, one step down traceability. The standard is applicable to companies of all size and geography.While the GS1 Global Traceability Standard may be implemented independently from any specific technology, best business practices require adoption of bar coding on cases and/or pallets.Businesses are further encouraged to adopt electronic messaging to exchange essential business information. These technologies will be explored in the sections that follow. GS1 is a not-for-profit standards organisation with member affiliates in every country. Together with local/national produce trade associations they are important resources that are able to help your company understand the most effective way to implement traceability with your trading partners. They can also help your company to connect with technology providers that serve the produce industry.Information on how to obtain a copy of the Global Traceability Standard appears in Appendix A1.4.3. Traceability Principles
■ A company must determine what needs to be traced. This is commonly referred to as the“traceable item.” A traceable item can be:□ a product or traded item (e.g. case/carton, consumer item)□ a Logistic Unit (e.g. bin, container)□ a shipment or movement of a product or trade item There must be agreement between trading partners on what the traceable item is. This ensures that both partners are tracking the same thing. Otherwise the chain will be broken. Each Trading Partner must define at least one level of traceable item for each shipment.
■ All traceable items must be uniquely identified and this information is shared between all affected supply chain partners.
■ At a minimum, the identification of products for the purpose of traceability requires:□ The assignment of a unique GS1 Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)□ The assignment of a batch / lot.
■ When a product is reconfigured and/or re-packed, the new product must be assigned a new unique product identification (i.e. GTIN). A linkage must be maintained between the new product and its original inputs.
■ When a Logistic Unit is reconfigured, the new Logistic Unit must be assigned a new unique identification (i.e. SSCC). A linkage must be maintained between the new Logistic Unit and its original input.
■ All supply chain parties must systematically link the physical flow of products with the flow of information about them. Traceable item identification numbers must be communicated on related business documents.


FarmSoft provides an easy to use fresh produce traceability software by integrating the worlds most common fresh produce traceability and food safety and traceability guidelines into the every day operations management.




Each Logistic Unit destined for a packing facility must be uniquely identified. Examples of logistics units include bins, totes, containers, trailers.To uniquely identify logistics units or to participate in electronic commerce, the best practice is to use the GS1 Serialized Shipping Container Code number (SSCC). This number is based on your GS1 Company Prefix number (supplied to you through your local GS1 Member Organisation), thus ensuring global uniqueness.Over time, your company will exhaust its pool of available GS1 SSCC numbers. It is important that you manage the re-use of SSCC numbers so as not to conflict with the logistics units already in the supply chain. An industry best practice is to restrict the use of SSCC numbers for a period of no less than one year.

To assist packers in assigning batch / lot at the pack house, growers should include on their Logistic Unit tag/label, in human-readable format, all relevant grower/harvest information. The information included should enable the creation of a meaningful batch / lot r and could include the harvest crew,field or plot of harvest, date of harvest, etc.

fresh produce traceability for fruit & vegetables
fresh produce traceability for fruit & vegetables
The best practice is to use the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN). GLN is a standard that can be used to uniquely identify your company and its premises. GLN’s can be allocated either by a GS1 Member Organisation or by your company using your GS1 Company Prefix.Additional information about GLN assignment.



Who are the trading parties? ABC Farms grows, harvests, and transports raw product to other companies (pack houses and/or cooperatives) which, in turn, receive, sort, grade and pack raw product received in bulk from ABC Farms into “finished product” configurations.What needs to be traced?ABC Farms is responsible for recording and maintaining information that will enable batch /lot assignment during the packing process. ABC Farms are also responsible for providing this information to its trading partners as product is delivered.How do they accomplish this?ABC Farms harvests their product and transports the raw product in bins or field boxes to their trading partners. As product is harvested, ABC records information related to each day's activity based on commodity, harvest date, field being harvested (i.e. Ranch/Plot, Unit/Block) and harvesting crew. A human-readable “field tag” is generally applied to the bin or field boxes as they are filled. The “field tag'' generally includes information as outlined above. To enable greater granularity during the batch /lot assignment, additional information could include specifics on the actual truck load of raw product being transported to their trading partner.ABC Farms is responsible for conveying the day’s activity/harvest information, (as stipulated in section 2.2) along with the number of units (bins or field boxes), to the trading partner that will be receiving the product. Although this information is contained on “field tags” affixed to each bin or field box, it should also be conveyed via a “receiving” or “trip” ticket containing all the information and that is given to the driver of the vehicle transporting the raw product to ABC’s trading partner.