Fresh produce quality control has never been easier for packer, processors and wholesalers of fruit & vegetable, seafood, poultry, meats, flowers, herbs, seeds, hope and other foods that need fresh produce quality control.
Quality control app for fresh produce
Manage customer complaints for fresh produce: track comments, customer feedback, photos, and resolutions provided when a complaint is made. Trace complaints back to the supplier or your own block/crop/patch/batch.
Supplier quality management: monitor and manage quality from each supplier, receive supplier quality alerts, track quality issues back to suppliers batches, plots, and blocks.
Configure unlimited quality control programs, including specific programs for produce, variety, customer, or finished product. Flexibly add your own fields and options to tests as required.
Quality control tests can be for almost anything, such as testing incoming produce, outgoing produce, pre pack, pre graded produce, factory cleanliness test, employee performance, task quality control etc. You can define the subject (thing) that you are testing as virtually anything
Each quality control test can be a pass/fail, or value range style test (ie: where results must be within the range of two numbers, or above or below a number), weighted score, or percent of sample
Automatically send quality control alerts to selected employees if a specific test fails or passes (a copy of the entire test results are sent with the email in a PDF)
Attach photos to the test (via your tablet, smartphone, or PC) and to the criteria for instruction
Quality tests can give users suggested “corrective actions” when there is a fresh produce quality failure.
Manually put produce on hold for further inspection
Each quality control program can be configured to have unlimited categories, each category can have unlimited tests (criteria)
Set the number of tests to make the entire test program fail
Set individual fresh produce quality tests to make an entire test program fail
Set the number of tests in a Category to make the entire test program fail
Configure unlimited “classes” and “features” that can be assigned to inventory
Users can click on images for close ups and open documents attached to the test criteria, this is used to ensure quality officers always have access to the correct documentation for their work. FarmSoft combines all fresh produce traceability processes into one business management solution, ensuring that the correct quality control, compliance, and operational tasks are performed at the correct time. This guarantees higher quality compliance and lower waste and non conformity issues.
Quality control – fruit quality control
Comprehensive and flexible quality control can be configured to cater for QMS, international standards, internal, and customer QC specifications. Quality control tests can use score weighting, value ranges, pass / fail, percentage of count/weight, quantity of criteria fail, quantity of category fail, quantity of all category fails, and more. Quality tests are standardized and ensure consistent testing and product quality. Quality tests can be performed on any ‘subject’ as defined by your configuration, such as raw produce, finished produce, incoming pallets, outgoing pallets, shipping container, and more. Quality alerts can be automatically sent to quality managers when specific tests fail or conditions are met. Perform quality control on a tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac.
Fresh produce inventory management – fruit quality control
From the deliver of fresh produce, storage, purchase orders for fresh produce, delivery receipts for fresh produce from external farms, inventory traceability, FIFO management, expiring inventory management, inventory ripening, mobile inventory management, inventory labeling, inventory stock takes, inventory reporting, pallet control and pallet management – FarmSoft has you covered!
Perform fresh produce recall up and down the supply chain – fruit quality control
FarmSoft allows recalls based on invoice, purchase order, customer reference, delivery date, delivery docket, sales order, and more. No more recording redundant data on multiple logs or spreadsheet. Instant recall makes audits easy and fast and reduces quality and standard compliance costs. You can also record multiple levels of traceability data, for example, your suppliers supplier can be documented, along with batch and lot codes for their produce. This data can make comprehensive product recalls rapid and instant. Multi-level traceability is not support by many competitor fresh produce solutions.
Fresh produce quality control is programmed to support your customers chosen quality standards, or configured to match your internal quality control program
Quality tests can be performed on fresh produce from suppliers to ensure supply consistency
Easily attach photos (and any other documents) to your quality control tests to prove quality to both customers and suppliers.
Fresh produce quality control for a rapidly changing fresh produce retail landscape
Farmsoft has over 19 years experience supporting and promoting the fresh produce industry, working with the entire value chain, from seed producers, grower to consumer, providing leadership on pan-produce issues. One of the key challenges in the industry has been in providing affordable solutions that easily interconnect growers to manufacturers and manufacturers to grocers so that a product can be easily tracked throughout the entire supply chain and not just within an individual company's' walls,” said Mike Fein, managing partner of Clarkston Consulting
Farmsoft is the leading supplier of cutting edge container labels that exceed Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) guidelines. Adoption of PTI which currently comprises major outlets like Walmart, Whole Foods, IFCO, and Tosca will be expanding in the coming years. We work in lockstep with the Produce Marketing Association, Canadian Produce Marketing Association, GS1 US, and United Fresh Produce Association to design our PTI label solutions. As momentum for PTI spreads, SI Solutions can be a key partner to your supply chain adoption of this standard.
Recalls not only protect consumers from getting ill, they also protect companies and the industry from economic losses and losses of public confidence. A successful recall requires a company to plan ahead so that they can act fast, communicate effectively, and perform a post-recall assessment. For these reasons, it is important to have a recall plan in place before a recall is needed.
The second greenhouse opened in 2013 after a developer contacted Lufa Farms with the opportunity to incorporate a rooftop structure as a new building was being constructed. Lufa worked closely with KUBO, a Dutch greenhouse design and construction firm, to engineer the space.
Farmsoft are positioning themselves as the consolidator on a single fresh produce blockchain, forging a partnership with some of the leaders in food retail globally; Nestlé, Walmart, Costco, McCormick and Co., Tyson Foods and Golden State Foods, some leading fresh produce suppliers; Dole and Kroger, and working with universities such as Tsinghua University, Fordham University, University of Arkansas, University at Buffalo and University of British Columbia to fund research grants. Although it remains to be seen why anyone would allow one very large company to monopolize a fresh produce blockchain for for profit; when blockchain is supposed to be decentralized.