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Bar-code traceability
Bar code traceability increases fruit & vegetable packing traceability and food safety. Easily achieve carton level traceability and reduce processing waste!

Bar-code traceability

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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

Universal fruit and vegetable traceability management systems

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability

Tracking and Traceability is a feature that currently needs to be implemented in the Food development chain. The European Foods laws define tracking and tracing as the process of finding the supplier and linking such supplier to the client. This documentation does not point to the Spanish origin of the nectarines transported. "Either this is a mistake or something deliberate," explains Michel Malaval, head of the department of consumer fraud in Vaucluse, who explained that this can lead to "these Spanish nectarines reaching the food chain as a French product. A trick that, although not frequent, has been often reported."

They engaged with Pacific iD, a technology solution provider, to recommend and install a completely new hardware system for their DC operations that would offer improved inventory management and accuracy, increase operational efficiency and increase throughput.

Regulations are not intended to limit imports of fruit and vegetables from Maghreb countries. It is simply about consumer awareness. Producers adapt to regulations”, says Mathieu Vezolles, in charge of events and promotions at the Qualimediterranée competitive cluster, whose Ticsad () project, which is based on, among others, the use of sensors placed on sprayers, has been approved.

15N PP) of different fruit species was determined. Our results showed that the cultivation method did not determine relevant differences in the quality parameters in oranges and peaches, whereas in strawberries, differences between organic and conventional fruits were observed. The ascorbic acid content in the three species studied was always higher in the organic fruits. Moreover, the level of bioactive compounds, such as skin anthocyanins in the ‘Spring Lady' peach cultivar, was higher in the organically grown fruits. Peaches and oranges from organically managed farms had statistically higher

Tracking must be construed as means rather than the final objective of the entire operation. The structured performance of the controls for tracking allows the supplier to disclose their processes and products to whoever they want to and, if this client/connection cooperates with the continuity of the information registration, such disclosure extends to other phases of the production chain.

Traceability down to the pallet level

“Last January, we launched our ColdTrak Import-Export Traceability Solution, a full-service system that links products to traceability data,” says Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak. “It gives visibility down to local distribution at the pallet level,” he added. The FlashLink USB PDF In-Transit Logger (data logger) is one part of DeltaTrak’s ColdTrak Import-Export Traceability Solution. It is used to determine if problems occur in the cold chain, and verify that products were handled under proper temperature condition from supplier to the port of entry. The data logger works for any temperature sensitive commodity, which includes fresh as well as processed produce, e.g. fresh-cut bagged salad or frozen produce.


Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability


Placed inside a container

The data logger provides time/temperature data from the time it was activated when the container is loaded in the country of origin until the logger is downloaded when it arrives in the destination country. “The data logger is placed about 1/3 of the way inside a container, above the load line and typically adhered to the top box of a pallet. It is important that it is not in direct flow of cold air,” mentioned Wu. A standard shipping container typically has at least two data loggers, but some receivers might request three.


Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability



ThermoTrace Time-Temperature Indicator (TTI) barcode label

In addition to temperature loggers, DeltaTrak’s ColdTrak Import-Export Traceability Solution integrates a ThermoTrace TTI barcode label on each pallet within the container. The ThermoTrace TTI barcode label allows for achieving traceability during local distribution after the shipment arrives in the destination country. “After arrival, the ThermoTrace TTI label can be scanned with any smart device that has the free app downloaded by the user,” shared Wu. This provides the receivers with a PDF of the temperature history report from the data logger, as well as import/export documents associated with the shipment. Examples are Import/Export Permits, inspection certificates, Phytosanitary Certificate, certificates of authenticity, and any other compliance document the supplier needs to share with the receiver.


Bar-code traceability



“The ColdTrak Import/Export Traceability Solution is an economical way to audit the supply chain and provide documentation that is important for regulatory agencies,” added Wu. “It supports US food importers in meeting all Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) standards and guidelines that are set by the FDA and other agencies.”


For more information:

Fred Wu

DeltaTrak, Inc.

Phone: (925) 249 2250

dtfwu@deltatrak.com

www.deltatrak.com/fsma/1/

Dynamic Systems announces scale interface for SIMBA

SIMBA Scale Interface adds Efficiency to Product Traceability
Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond, Washington software developer specializing in barcode data collection, has announced a scale interface for their SIMBA Food & Produce Tracking System. SIMBA provides fresh food processors the ability to process, label and track their products from “field to customer”.

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability



Increase productivity speed and traceability
The SIMBA (Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy) scale interface solves the problem of how to produce and track complete product labeling for fresh food on the fly.

SIMBA is designed for companies who need fast and accurate information for production and sales. SIMBA tracks, labels and ships an unlimited number of products with specific species and characteristics. The system automatically generates bills of lading and verifies shipments, eliminating charge-backs. SIMBA Enterprise allows the user to track and organize products by pallet, lot and case. Inventory can be tracked by location, allowing moves from warehouse to warehouse, including repeated commingling and re-boxing at any point in the process without losing lot traceability.

SIMBA now interfaces directly to any scale that has a digital output to a serial or USB port. The weight of the carton is automatically added to the database within SIMBA and may be added to the label on the fly. The ability to have this information automatically can save the producer or packer time when processing and packing a high volume of product.

Results
Key results from implementing the SIMBA software include increased production speed; the ability to get real-time, accurate production reports; ability to fulfill traceability requirements; accurate inventory; professional looking carton and pallet labels; and expedited van loading.

For more information:
Rob Freeman
Tel: 800-342-3999 X 208
Email: robf@dsisales.com
www.a-barcode.com/simba/produce-traceability-software

US: Label printing system allows users to be PTI compliant

Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond, Washington software developer specializing in barcode data collection has announced a PTI Labeling System, which is designed to provide food processors the ability easily use GS-1 Standards and be PTI Compliant. The system is intended for growers, packers, shippers, distributors, canners, and freezers.

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability


The PTI Label Printing System has been developed for companies that are not ready to install a full Production Management and Labeling System, but want to print PTI- Compliant labels. Dynamic Systems now offers a complete label-printing system. The system will produce your PTI Case or Pallet Label, you only need a computer. Once you’re ready to upgrade to SIMBA, you will not lose your investment. The printer and label design will incorporate into your new system. As an added benefit, Dynamic Systems is committed to keeping you up-to-date on any new PTI requirements. The system comes with a Mid Duty-Cycle Label Printer, PTI Compliant Label Designed for You, Software, 2 Hours Training, Labels & Ribbons. All you need is a computer.



Other SIMBA Systems are designed to process in bulk (similar or same products into constant weight cartons). The system allows a production line worker to change content of product labels with a fingertip on the computer or touch screen, capturing product information (weight, size, color, grade) and printing a label with a barcode identifier for that tote or carton. The label information is stored in the SIMBA Food Traceability System, which then provides production and inventory reports. The cartons may then be accumulated onto a pallet, and tracked with a single pallet identifier. This integrated system gives the user complete traceability of the product from receiving to shipping. The cartons or pallets can be stored and tracked by location within the warehouse, cooler or freezer. The Food Traceability Software is highly configurable for growers, packers, shippers, and distributors.

At the time of shipping, the Van Loading feature of SIMBA tracks each carton or pallet onto a specific van. A Bill of Lading is then produced automatically. This feature not only saves time in the shipping process, it eliminates disputes with the customer regarding what was actually shipped.

Key results from implementing the SIMBA software include increased production speed; the ability to get same day, accurate production reports; ability to fulfill traceability requirements; accurate inventory; professional looking carton and pallet labels; and expedited van loading.

See details at www.a-barcode.com/simba/produce-traceability-software

For more information:
Rob Freeman
Dynamic Systems
Tel: 800-342-3999 X 208
Email: robf@dsisales.com
www.a-barode.com

TruTag Technologies close $7.5 million investment round for edible barcode

TruTag Technologies, a developer of product identity and traceability solutions, has closed on a $7.5 million Series C backed by Pangaea Ventures and Happiness Capital. This round brings TruTag’s total funding to-date to $25 million.

TruTag develops and manufactures invisible, edible barcodes called TruTags® that can be incorporated directly onto products to strengthen transparency throughout supply chains.

These TruTags® are made of a nano-porous silica that has received GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are scanned with hyperspectral imaging technology, an imagery method that can gain knowledge of where a product was made, its lot number, its authorized distributors, and safety information.

Source: globalaginvesting.com

US: YottaMark granted new traceability patents

YottaMark, a leader in fresh food traceability and supply chain insights, has announced that it has been awarded two new key patents on product traceability and authentication. U.S. Patent No. 8,152,063 "Case Labeling for Field Packed Produce" and No. 8,155,313 "Systems and Methods for Employing Duo Codes for Product Authentication" were issued on April 10, 2012. With these awards, the YottaMark portfolio has grown to eight issued patents, reflecting the Company’s ongoing commitment to innovation and technology development.

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability



The ‘063 patent teaches a method for produce traceability in which rolls of traceability labels are printed in bulk, with a different pre-assigned lot code per roll(s), and later assigned harvest data by scanning an included barcode. Perfect for cost-effective implementation of standards such as the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), this innovation allows large quantities of traceability labels to be pre-printed and used in the field as needed, while eliminating the need to deploy printers and computers on the farm. Additionally, the ‘063 patent teaches a method to add a unique code on each case label, a feature that allows capture of additional data during harvest and distribution, which can be used later for business intelligence and process optimization.

The ‘313 patent embodies a new digital seal for use in brand protection, and covers a system and method for efficiently implementing a pair of cryptographically-linked authentication codes. One will be used for the inner product or product package, while the second code is created for the outer package. The outer code can be validated many times as the product travels through the distribution chain. Once the inner code has been validated, the outer code becomes invalid, providing a means to easily detect product repackaging, RMA fraud, and other forms of counterfeiting and diversion.

"Traceability and authentication are becoming essential for safe, reliable distribution of goods, from food and pharmaceuticals, to electronics and semiconductors," said Elliott Grant, founder and chief marketing officer. "At YottaMark we are continually developing innovative solutions that make traceability easy, affordable, and create value for our customers. These two new patents expand what we expect to be one of the foundational portfolios of traceability intellectual property. Our IP underpins the leading solutions that we deliver to our customers around the world."

YottaMark operates the HarvestMark platform, the leading traceability solution for fresh food. The Company continually invests in innovation, as seen in the recent launch of HarvestMark DailyShopper, the first solution to create actionable business insights into freshness and quality by linking harvest, store, and consumer data. The produce industry recently adopted another YottaMark innovation called VoiceCode, which is now part of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) best practice recommendations for use on 5 billion cases of fresh produce annually. VoiceCode technology enables a distribution center using voice-picking technology to record outbound movement of cases without the need for scanning barcodes, without adding any cost to the label. VoiceCode was provided to the
produce industry at no cost to help accelerate industry-wide adoption of whole chain traceability.

Handle, label and track fresh produce faster

Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Redmond, Washington leader in Real-time Traceability Systems announces an upgraded interface for the SIMBA line of Barcode Tracking & Labeling Solutions. This upgrade gives the processor/packer the ability to handle, label and track their products faster and more accurately from any location “field to customer”. The label applicators provide hands-free, automated, fast labeling of individual cases for PTI and other customer requirements.


With SIMBA, the users will find they have greater control of their company – including the ability to monitor the pack lines in real-time, to know what is in inventory and to record shipments. The SIMBA (Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy) System solves the problem of how to produce and track complete product labeling for fresh food on the fly.

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability


The SIMBA system runs on scanners, tablets, or touch screen computers and allows the worker to print product labels from the field or at any pack line with all pertinent information (including a GS-1 code), capturing product information (weight, size, color, grade) for that carton or bag. The label information is stored in the SIMBA Office inventory, which provides data for inventory management, traceability and shipping. The cartons may be accumulated onto a pallet and tracked with a single pallet identifier.


Advanced Logistics

At the time of shipping, the Van Loading feature of SIMBA tracks each carton or pallet onto a specific van. A Bill of Lading is then produced automatically. This feature not only saves time in the shipping process, it eliminates disputes with the customer regarding what was actually shipped.


Proven Results

Key results from implementing the SIMBA Traceability & Labeling Software include real-time production reporting, fulfillment of traceability requirements, more accurate inventory, professional looking carton and pallet labels, and verified shipping.


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New packaging for summer fruit with information for final consumers

The new 500g cardboard packaging introduced by Donnalia features a brief consumption guide at the bottom (see photo below) that explains the nature of the fruit, its ideal texture, how it is grown and the best condition to savor it.

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability

"This initiative is not a mere update from the point of view of graphics, but a way to reach and assist final consumers when they purchase and eat our products," explains Angelo and Vincenzo Di Pasquale.

"With just a few simple words, we provide information on the product and on the best way to savor it while at the same time telling a lot about us through the barcode and QR code. Traceability is essential to provide a guarantee about our products. We can also be reached via the main social media (Facebook, Instagram e LinkedIn). The idea was developed in cooperation with Carton Pack, a leading company when it comes to this type of packaging solutions."

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability

Angelo and Vincenzo Di Pasquale

"Our Donnalia-branded products have become available a few days ago, with a slight delay as we chose to only commercialize specific varieties with excellent organoleptic qualities."

Last year, the company commercialized around 600 tons of apricots, 2000 tons of peaches and nectarines and 1500 tons of table grapes. This year, the Di Pasquale brothers are looking to increase volumes by 15%.

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability

The new packaging started with apricots and will continue with peaches in August followed by PGI table grapes from Canicattì.  

Donnalia is a young dynamic company that continues to invest on the most modern communication channels and has recently updated its website.

Contacts:
Società Agricola Di Pasquale Srl

Bar-code traceability
Bar-code traceability


Via Michelangelo, 7
93010 Delia (CL) - Italy
Tel.: +39 (0)922 826009 /+39 339 4895230
Fax: +39 (0)922 826009
Email: amministrazione@dipasqualeortofrutta.com
Website: www.donnalia.com

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