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Farm to fork traceability
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.
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.
Perform fresh produce recall up and down the supply chain
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.
What is cascading traceability?
We just made that up. Just kidding – its a system whereby fresh produce is processed in a a batch, and may in turn be used in other batches, and those batches may in turn be used in additional batches and so on. This is a common practice when processing fresh produce where the harvest needs to be mixed together, is graded or sorted, then packed with other produce at a later time. This practice is also common in food processing and value adding processes, where an input to one batch may in turn be used in many other batches. FarmSoft handles this complex traceability challenge with ease and provides reliable and comprehensive cascading traceability management. Many competitor fresh produce solutions do not support cascading traceability.
Farm to fork traceability system
FarmSoft combines all fresh produce traceability processes into one business management solution, ensuring that the correct quality, compliance, and operational tasks are performed at the correct time. This guarantees higher quality compliance and lower waste and non conformity issues.
Fresh Produce Labeling
FarmSoft provides many options for fresh produce labeling including many international and customer standards such as HACCP, ISO, GlobalGAP, EuroGAP, CanGAP, AsiaGAP, Tesco’s, Aldi, Walmart, Loblaw, USDA, Woolworth’s, Coles, and more.
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farmsoft makes fresh produce easy!
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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.
Traceback & The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI)
Traceability system is successfully completed. The new system enables mills to map their smallholder supply base and trace smallholder fresh fruit bunch (FFB) deliveries from the mills back to their farms. A key innovation in this project is the ability to provide smallholders with agronomic recommendations from mills and supporting organisations for increasing productivity, as part of their participation in the traceability system. Changes in aerobic plate count (APC) and Escherichia coli/coliform count (ECC) of inshell walnuts and walnut kernels were evaluated during commercial harvest and postharvest handling. APC and ECC for in-shell walnuts collected from the tree were 6 and 4 log CFU/nut, respectively;...
More good news arrived in January when Walmart and Sam's Club began requiring suppliers of fresh produce to apply PTI-compliant labels on shipments arriving at their distribution centers. Temporary exceptions are granted to firms working toward the labeling goal, but otherwise produce shipments will be rejected. Publix Super Markets had given PTI a similar push, but the chain lacked the market clout to get a critical mass of shippers behind the effort.
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Treelinks have developed systems to ensure that all our products are traceable as a minimum back to the supplier but in many cases we are able to trace our products back to the plantation and in some the more advanced origins we can even trace the goods to the individual grower.
Intended to provide information on the origins of a product, its location and the various transformation processes, traceability emerged in the 1990s to finally become established a decade later. Viewed as a necessity, the traceability requirement appeared for the first time in Article 18 of EC Regulation 178/200 in a document from the EU, which was followed in 2004 by others, including the hygiene package” on foodstuffs. Europe is a leader in the field. The United States waited until January 2011 to follow suit, by passing the Food Safety Modernization Act, establishing a traceability requirement.
Singapore Track and Trace blockchain solution to be adopted by California citrus packer
DiMuto, a tech-based trade solutions platform that provides end-to-end supply chain visibility for global businesses, has expanded its footprint into the USA by closing a deal with major citrus packer Fancher Creek Packing. Using DiMuto’s Track & Trace blockchain solution, Fancher Creek will tag citrus fruits, including oranges, lemons and grapefruits, from the US to various parts of Asia.
Located in Visalia, within the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, Fancher Creek’s packing facility is strategically situated in the heart of California’s Central Valley, which grows over 250 different crops, with an estimated value of US$17 billion, annually. Central Valley is also responsible for a quarter of the food production in the US. Fancher Creek works with growers, packers and shippers to provide citrus produce to the rest of the US, as well as overseas markets, such as Japan and Korea. Additionally, DiMuto will aid Fancher Creek in expanding its distribution channels by penetrating Southeast Asian
markets in DiMuto’s trade network, including Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.
As part of its trade solutions, DiMuto’s Track & Trace blockchain technology is a low-cost, effective solution that integrates with supply chain workflows and existing systems to create traceability and accountability for each fruit, from farms, factories, cold chain to distribution channels and end consumers. Every single fruit is tagged with a QR label, photographed and tracked at each stage of the supply chain to provide end-to-end, 24/7 visibility from farm to fork. Data is encrypted and loaded onto the distributed digital ledger, enabling verified documents and data to be shared on a single platform, reducing trade disputes over quality and strengthening trust amongst all parties.
Mr. Gary Loh, DiMuto’s Founder and Chairman, said, “We are tremendously excited to be working with Fancher Creek to break into the US market and establish a presence in California’s Central Valley. The adoption of our technology by more players across the global produce industry underscores the scalability of our all-in-one trade management platform. It is platform-agnostic and interoperable among the different blockchain systems currently used by the big international retailers, and we envisage a faster rate of market adoption for our trade solution as retailers are increasingly requesting for suppliers to go on the blockchain to complete end-to-end traceability. As such, DiMuto ensures that we meet the needs of our global clients by adhering to internationally-accepted and business-led standards.”
DiMuto was most recently inducted into the GS1 Singapore Solution Partner Program (“SPP”) to offer blockchained trade management solutions for member companies of the not-for-profit Global Standards 1 (“GS1”) based in Belgium. As part of the SPP, DiMuto’s solutions can be easily adopted by GS1 supply chain players all over the world for their trade management needs.
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JBT and SafeTraces’ join forces to take new steps in food safety & traceability
JBT Corporation and SafeTraces have announced a global alliance to integrate SafeTraces’ breakthrough, patented DNA-based technologies into JBT’s solutions portfolio for worldwide distribution.
The strategic alliance will focus on incorporating SafeTraces’ food safety and traceability technology into JBT FoodTech businesses, including fresh produce technologies, fresh-cut technologies, and coating equipment solutions, enabling rapid verification of sanitation processes and item-level tracking and tracing of food materials. Instead of waiting for days or weeks to verify food safety, sustainability or purity, the integrated solutions will provide the food industry with actionable results in minutes, fundamentally changing the way safe, sustainable food is produced and delivered.
According to The United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), food-related recalls have risen at 10% in the United States from 2013 to 2018. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) also estimates that each recall results in over $10 billion in direct costs not including indirect costs related to long-term damage to the brand reputations of food industry actors. Meanwhile, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has repeatedly called on the food industry to embrace new technologies and innovations focused on improving its ability to secure the food supply chain and engage in more effective tracking and tracing of food from farm to fork.
JBT is committed to continued innovation by applying differentiated and proprietary technologies to meet its customers’ food processing needs. It continually strives to improve its existing solutions and develop new solutions by working closely with its customers to meet their evolving needs.
“Food safety and traceability is a mega-trend that will transform the marketplace over the next generation,” said Carlos Fernandez, JBT’s Executive Vice President and President, Liquid Foods. “Consumers are increasingly rewarding food companies that provide greater transparency on how their food was produced and leaving behind those that don’t. SafeTraces has developed a game-changing technology that has wide-ranging applications across our business. We’re thrilled to partner with them and offer this breakthrough to our customers.”
“On-product, item-level traceability is the holy grail of source assurance, and rapid on-site verification of sanitation process is the holy grain of safety assurance” said SafeTraces Founder & CEO Anthony Zografos. “We’re the first company to develop a technology that is commercially viable, scalable, and delivers clear benefits and a clear return on investment to customers. Partnering with a renowned market leader like JBT presents a tremendous opportunity to commercialize and distribute our technology at a global scale.”
AgTech India’s new focus on food safety and traceability
With traditional agriculture in India making a historic shift to next gen technology like farm automation, Artificial Intelligence, GIS mapping, satellite imagery and big data analytics, the preference for ERP solutions is on a rise owing to the complete visibility of data and product life cycle across the entire supply chain from producer to consumer for agriculture-based businesses.
Agri Tech platforms like FarmERP have worked with companies in the past to source fresh produce directly from the farmers to the consumers an entirely digital supply chain to map all the operations. By providing the farm operators with an end to end digital and easy to use solution that covers the entire gamut of operations right from raw materials, to plantation, to harvesting, crop scheduling, scouting, processing, up until it goes for packaging and sales; ERP platforms are the future of food safety.
Food Traceability is vital to the food supply chain in order to keep a tab on the hygienic production and distribution. Traceability refers to the functions that trace the flow of foods throughout the production, processing and distribution stages. Traceability helps to locate a product at any stage within the supply chain, because of which it becomes imperative for producers to have integrated systems in order to ensure effective control of the operations to avoid any form of contamination.
Lack of visibility in sales and production cycles have been one of the major loopholes in the Fresh fruits and vegetable production industry. Mismanaged inventories result in failure to meet the ever-growing demand for fresh fruits and vegetables. This has propelled the sector to make a tectonic shift from manual supervision to digital farm management platforms like Farm ERP to manage inventories, reduce losses associated with spoilage and work on sales forecasting, procurement strategies & ensuring food traceability & safety through a digital supply chain.
FarmERP is one of the most trusted ERP software solutions implemented by global leaders in the fresh fruit & vegetable industry. It offers high levels of technological support and features that can simply curb shelf-life and inventory-related losses, which boosting profits in fresh produce businesses.
Farm ERP enables to provide traceable fresh produce to its clients & their customers through its agriculture management software with transformative technologies such as block chain, AI, ML, GIS, etc. This gives consumers the transparency of backtracking and understanding the route of their food from farm to fork.
Field-to-Fork organic rosemary solutions from Frutarom
In order to create a sustainable supply chain for organic rosemary ingredients, Frutarom Food Protection Business Unit has expanded its organic oxidation management solutions line with an organic rosemary extract designed to prevent oxidation and increase shelf-life of food products. This natural Mediterranean botanical has been made possible through collaboration between Hishtil Nurseries in Israel and organic farmers in Spain.
A rising demand for natural and organic oxidation management solutions encouraged Frutarom to seek expertise in growing organic rosemary and incorporating its active ingredients, carnosic and rosmarinic acids, into food formulations to naturally increase shelf life of foods and beverages.
“We’ve eagerly responded to the demand to increase our offerings of organic ingredients in addition to our full line of natural products,” stresses Yoni Glickman, President of Frutarom Natural Solutions. “While it takes a considerable investment of time and resources to do it right, through the collaboration with Hishtil Nurseries and Spanish farmers, we have succeeded in creating a sustainable supply chain for this ‘farm-to-fork’ organic product, increasing value to consumers and serving a growing circle of customers.”
Rosemary is a plant with some of the greatest anti-oxidative potential. Native to the Mediterranean region, it is the source of powerful natural protection from free-radical damage. Carnosic and rosmarinic acids can be concentrated naturally using modern technology and yielding the full variety of rosemary extract ingredients available today.
“The challenge of staying close to nature involves high standards, with multiple protocols and certifications,” adds Glickman. “But by putting the process through a detailed traceability approach and methods, Frutarom is able to take the lead in this complicated approach to providing the highest quality in organic solutions.” added Glickman.
Organic Certifications apply to the entire supply chain for these rosemary extracts, from the nursery plants, to the farmers and processors, and through the organic-certified Frutarom subsidiaries of Vitiva and Nutrafur.
“The organic certification issued by the CAAE Certification Service means that we need to maintain strict plantation and crop traceability controls,” explains Glickman. “We ensure this by implementing a proprietary optimized processes, and every step, from planting to harvesting and processing, is fully documented and completely traceable.”
Frutarom’s oxidation management solutions utilize a portfolio of multiple rosemary extracts and can create tailor-made solutions to address customer needs. The spectrum of natural solutions available includes more than 140 ingredients, such as VivOX, INOLENS, SyneROX, Nutrox, and AquaROX, that target different food products.
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International disruptive innovation experts meet industry
New fresh produce technology conference SMART Horticulture Asia, which takes place during Asia Fruit Logistica in September 2016, has announced the conference program on Information Management, Standards & Technology for Asia’s fresh fruit and vegetable sector.
During the first SMART Horticulture Asia, disruptive technology and information exchange are explored as the basis for a safe, efficient, effective and durable supply chain of fresh produce. Supply chain information from farm to fork is the foundation of the international fresh produce industry.
4th Industrial Revolution
The morning plenaries are dedicated to how internet-of-veggies, Big Data, vision, drones and more disruptive technology are becoming “usable” for fresh produce.
Prof. S. Sukkarieh of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (University of Sydney) is an international expert in the research, development and commercialization of field robotic systems. He provides an insight into the horticulture farm of the future. K. Moynihan, Chief Technology Officer at Compac, New Zealand, will demonstrate how data and best-of-breed integrated post-harvest facilities hold significant competitive advantages for those who use it right in developing and enhancing a brand as a safe, healthy and reliable food choice.
One of the aspects of these new developments is the next generation horticulture with urban farming, rooftop farming, aquaponics farming and so on. J. Charnaya, General Manager at Priva International Bejing will give an update on their most inspiring projects.
However, the question remains how to implement all these new technologies in conventional cultivation. F. Wijdooge, General Manager at Ridder (Shanghai) Agricultural Technology Co. Ltd, China, will provide examples on how new concepts can be scaled for use in established cultivation.
Breakout sessions with focus on Processes & Information Exchange
After lunch, four breakout sessions will be held with a focus on crucial aspects of information management in the value chain of fresh produce.
Farming is becoming more and more information driven. J. Doldersum of Rijk Zwaan, the Netherlands, shows how a seed company supports their growers with digital services for crop management. Nowadays produce cultivation provides more data than ever. Phenotyping the plant or crop with vision technology offers opportunities to optimize horticulture, as will be demonstrated by R. van de Zedde, Senior Scientist at Wageningen University & Research Centre, Netherlands.
Technology is changing the supply chain. This is not only driven by technology but also by consumers. E. Treacy, VP Supply Chain Efficiencies at Produce Marketing Association, USA , will highlight current technology trends and their impact on the fresh produce supply chain.
The increasing importance of robust traceability systems represents challenges for fresh produce value chains around the globe. New technology offers solutions to these challenges. Dr. H. Maurer, Director of Strategy and Marketing at the AgriChain Centre, New Zealand, discusses the traceability journey under way in the New Zealand domestic produce supply channels.
In consumer marketing, the digital channel is becoming more and more dominant.This digitalisation has the potential to distract because it can take many forms and not all data is equal in importance. Retail and customer data used together in context can help us, the trick is understanding when you have enough. In his presentation, B. Shalley, Managing Director at Strategica, Singapore, guides us through how we might learn from data for mutual benefit of customer and retailer alike.
SMART Information Exchange
More information is collected at the farm, but how to exchange this in the supply chain? Information management standards are of crucial importance here. F. Van Diepen, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), gives an update on how international information standards are developed for cultivation management (UNCEFACT eCrop, eLab, UN Blue numbers, etc.).
SMART business models in a digital world
The afternoon plenaries will focus on how new disruptive technology and the use of it is changing business models in horticulture.
E. Zhu is CEO of CHIC Group, China. CHIC owns orchards and processing facilities across all major fruit-producing regions in China. The group produces fruit pouches, jars & cans, etc. Their production uses the latest technology concepts for their own farms, moreover the company develops technology, concepts and solutions of their own.
Beside the traditional supply chain we cannot ignore the fact, that China is one of the fastest growing markets in retail. L. Zhao, Founder of Fruitday, shows how their company is developing “new” added value in China’s online retail markets with fresh fruit.
For more information, and registration, please go to www.smart-horticulture.asia.
Kenya to launch new horticulture standards next month
Kenya’s horticulture sector is set to undergo major changes as the country fights to consolidate its international markets.
Through a new standard to be launched next month, the KS1758 for fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, the sector will be put under regulations that must be proved before being allowed to handle export produce.
It means that from farm to fork, all processes along the chain must be recorded as a measure to show that a product has adhered to every laid down procedure without exception. The processes are captured in an electronic system called the National Horticulture Traceability System which raises the red flag at the earliest detection of negligence.
Kenya has since 2012 faced challenges in the European Union market over cases of excess pesticide residues and quarantine pests that has cost the country billions of shillings in export losses, leading to the new development.
Latest data indicates the horticulture sector earned Sh102.5 billion in foreign exchange last year, the second largest after tea.
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Blockchained fresh produce children's brand launched
SazzyFresh, a fresh produce brand owned by SLS Atelier, has closed a deal with DiMuto, a tech-based trade solutions platform providing end-to-end supply chain visibility for global businesses. Under the agreement, DiMuto will be digitalizing the entire line of SazzyFresh fruits and vegetables on the blockchain-based DiMuto Trade Platform for food traceability and marketing purposes.
SazzyFresh’s partnership with DiMuto allows the children’s brand to incorporate blockchain technology into its operations for greater supply chain transparency and food traceability. With its supply chain data uploaded on the immutable blockchain, SazzyFresh can now better track its fresh produce products as they move across borders, and better ensure food safety to provide peace of mind for parents when purchasing fresh groceries for young children.
SazzyFresh fresh produce features characters from the children cartoon series SazzyPets
The SazzyFresh brand of fresh produce features cartoon characters from SazzyPets, an animated series created by Singaporean teenager Sarah Loh based on drawings done by her nine-year-old self. The animated cartoon series promotes educational and positive messages from which children can learn, including kindness, being considerate, and healthy eating. All 9 episodes have previously been distributed worldwide on Amazon Prime in US, Germany, Britain and Japan, and are currently available on YouTube Kids.
“SazzyPets started because I wanted to create something that could be enjoyed by kids of all ages,” said Sarah Loh, creator and chief editor of SazzyPets. “It is supposed to educate and inspire them to grow up to be good people. I am excited to spread the message of SazzyFresh and make a difference.”
Curated with young kids in mind, the SazzyFresh range is an easy, healthy way for young kids to get fresh fruits and veggies. Mirroring the do-good ethos of SazzyPets, healthy eating, food safety, and sustainability are the three main pillars driving the SazzyFresh brand. With consumers demanding “perfect produce”, fruits and vegetables deemed too small often go to waste as suppliers fail to find a market for them. By creating a children’s brand with such fruits, SazzyFresh encourages healthy eating in their young audience while tackling food waste.
The deal with DiMuto allows SazzyFresh to track and trace its fresh produce from farm to fork and to share the relevant supply chain blockchain data with end consumers. Using DiMuto QR codes and Sales & Marketing Awareness & Retention Tool (SMART) solution, SazzyFresh is able to communicate their brand story and focus on food traceability to consumers. When consumers scan the DiMuto QR codes tagged to individual SazzyFresh produce, they are able to see the origin of their product, obtain information about the farm and growing practices, as well as learn new recipes and participate in exciting lucky draws.
“DiMuto is proud to support SazzyFresh and help deliver its brand promise with our technology,” said Gary Loh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DiMuto. “The DiMuto Trade Solutions Platform allows food brands like SazzyFresh to truly track and trace its offerings and communicate the brand mission of delivering sustainable, safe, healthy produce to parents and young children.”
SazzyFresh produce are now available on retail shelves in Singapore. The SazzyFresh Fresh Plums from Western Australia are currently retailed at the Singapore outlets of Ryan’s Grocery, an international specialist food retailer offering premium alternative gourmet, organic, gluten-, allergen- and preservative-free specialty foods.
SazzyFresh is deeply committed to working with supply chain partners who share a common vision and to supporting social initiatives for sustainability and giving back. SazzyFresh will donate a portion of all sales proceeds to The Global Mangrove Trust, a Singaporean non-profit that is coordinating global mangrove reforestation efforts with at-risk, coastal communities around Southeast Asia and generating livelihoods for families and women in particular in tree planting, forest conservation, artisanal fishing and aquaculture.
Simon Schillebeeckx, Co-Founder and Director of Global Mangrove Trust explains more “Mangroves sequester up to ten times more carbon than temperate forests, and protect coastal communities and their natural ecosystems against cyclone, typhoons and coastal flooding aggravated by climate change. The Global Mangrove Trust is happy to work together with vanguard brands like SazzyFresh to create real and immediately impact efforts for sustainability. We look forward to planting more mangrove trees and strengthening Earth’s green lungs with support from visionary leaders like SazzyFresh and its customers.”
As part of the DiMuto Global Trade Network, SazzyFresh is also planning to expand its selection of fresh produce into international markets in the upcoming months. SazzyFresh will launch more offerings such as mini apples, mandarin oranges and cherry tomatoes to export markets such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.