fresh produce management solutions from farmsoft increase handling standards and food safety

farmsoft fresh produce management solutions make fresh produce handling easy and ensures best practices in all fresh produce handling processes. 

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fresh produce management solution
fresh produce management solution
fresh produce management solution

fresh produce management solution for packers of fruit and vegetables: processors, exporters and wholesalers of fresh produce.  

Control the entire fruit packaging, sales and distribution processes.    

fresh produce management solutions from farmsoft guides employees through the entire fresh produce management process, making sure every action is taken at the correct time, and correct traceability details are being preserved at every step.  This results in reduced waste and increased employee productivity by following correct food handling and food safety processes for post harvest activities in fresh produce management environments.  From receiving fresh produce into your packing and processing facility, thru quality control, packing, washing, sorting, grading, packaging and value adding.  The farmsoft fresh produce management solution follows the fresh produce thru the sales and dispatch process, and allows for rapid traceability and recalls in the event of a food safety recall or supplier quality issue.  Designed specifically for fruit and vegetable growers, packers, processors and wholesalers – farmsoft delivers accurate traceability management and improved business management efficiency.  Guarantee compliance with traceability standards both domestic and international.  

for enterprise

For a fresh produce management solution that requires easy management of fruit handling, storage, fruit packaging, processing, and sales – choose the farmsoft fresh produce management solution. Using farmsoft fresh produce management solution, your fruit packaging facility can implement higher traceability and food safety standards. fresh produce management solution from farmsoft concentrate on the reduction of post harvest waste and fresh produce spoilage. Your farmsoft fresh produce management solution expert can provide your fruit packaging facility with expert advice and guide your team through the implementation process to ensure your fresh produce management solution is up and running in no time at all.  During this process, various farmsoft fruit packaging functionality will be tweaked to ensure the fresh produce management solution provides all possible benefits and cost savings for your fruit packaging facility.   The Enterprise edition of farmsoft fresh produce management solution includes exclusive functionality not available in other editions of farmsoft  (see comparison between Enterprise and Small Business editions).    

Full support, full training, all features & benefits included.  

fresh produce management solution made easy.  Reduce waste and fruit packaging complexity now!   Talk to a solution expert today.

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for small business

If your fruit packaging facility is small and you only require very basic functionality, try the Small Business Edition of farmsoft fresh produce management solution.  You can setup your fruit packaging solution in as little as half an hour.  From only $ per month per user.   Use the “do it yourself” tutorials to configure and learn how to operate your fruit packaging solution.  Limited support included.  This is a very limited version of farmsoft compared to the Enterprise edition.  No contracts or obligations.    

Contact us to get started today –  ask for the Small Business fresh produce management solution.

fresh produce management

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fresh produce management
fresh produce management
fresh produce management

benefits of your fresh produce management solution:

>> Consistent quality control

>> Improve dispatch accuracy

>> Reduce waste

>> Reduce compliance costs 

>> Easy and accurate traceability

>> Make administration easy 

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>> Improve production planning  

Choose how your solution will work for you. 

You choose which processes suit your fresh produce management solution requirements, here are a few examples (click here to view more):  

Post harvest traceability Example 1:  Simple traceability  

Post harvest traceability Example 2:  Simple packing

  • Receive & optionally label incoming produce
  • Sort, grade, wash, pack, label produce
  • Sell fresh produce via invoice

Post harvest traceability Example 4:  Professional

  • Receive & label incoming produce
  • Perform quality control tests
  • Sort, grade, wash, pack, label produce
  • Perform quality control tests
  • Receive customer sales orders
  • Sell fresh produce by invoice & order

Post harvest traceability Example 5:  Professional, storage

  • Receive & label incoming produce
  • Perform quality control tests
  • Store inventory for any period
  • Sort, grade, wash, pack , produce & label
  • Perform quality control tests
  • Receive customer sales orders
  • Sell fresh produce by invoice & order
 

Your fresh produce management solution will make every day fresh produce business management easier and more efficient.  Contact us to talk with an expert today.

fresh produce management solutions for fruit & vegetables
Post harvest fruit vegetable
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Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet.  Fresh produce must be handled safely to reduce the risks of food-borne illness. There are a number of steps that food-service employees can take to minimize the chances for fruits and vegetables they handle to become contaminated.  Best practices for handling all types of produce are described in this fact sheet, along with practices specific to leafy greens, tomatoes, melons, and sprouts.

Contamination of produce with harmful microorganisms can occur at all stages of production, processing, transportation, storage, preparation, and service. To prevent foodborne illness, fresh produce needs to be handled with care at each step from farm to table.

Food processors implement differing food safety and quality assurance standards and guidelines. This may result in variable performance of the food safety management systems (FSMS) due to differences in technological development, resource access and food safety legal frameworks. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of FSMS in the fresh produce export processing sector in Kenya as a case. The risk posed by the context in which they operate was assessed. An FSMS diagnostic instrument was used to evaluate thirteen fresh produce exporting processors based on indicators and descriptive grids for context factors, control and assurance activities and food safety output. Riskiness in context was diagnosed either as low risk, moderate risk or high risk. Performance of control and assurance activities was categorized as not conducted, basic, average or advanced. Food safety output was scored as either not done, poor, moderate or good.

Majority of the processors (≥7) operate at moderate level in most (74%) of the context riskiness indicators. Seven out of the 13 processors indicated that susceptibility of initial material to microbial contamination posed the highest risk with respect to product characteristics. Even though majority of the companies had advanced level core control activities performance for 6 out of 29 of the activities, there was a moderate performance in 48% of the activities and 24% control activities were not applied. Core assurance activities for majority of the companies also performed moderately in 89% of the indicators. FSMS performance was poor for 53% and good for 37% of the processors. All the processors had advanced scores for monitoring of pesticide residues but five lacked sampling and subsequent criteria for microbial analysis. The FSMS implementation for 77% of the companies was poor to moderate and, given the moderate context riskiness, this therefore resulted in moderate FSMS-output.

The mostly moderate FSMS activity levels when assessed in the context riskiness lower the food safety performance of the fresh produce sector. Several recommended control and assurance activities in fresh produce sector should be improved to advanced levels in order to realize a stable and predictable safety output subject to the riskiness of context situation.

Food safety management system; Diagnostic tool; Fresh produce industry; Context characteristics; Control activities; Assurance activities