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Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO and more…

Produce Traceability Initiative PTI

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[POST HARVEST BROCHURE]   [RFID]   [FARM MANAGEMENT]

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

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) outlines 7 milestones to implementing case-level electronic traceability in the produce industry. Implement PTI requirements within your company, If you’re just getting started with PTI implementation, read on for more information and assistance implementing a simple PTI solution for traceability.

The Produce Traceability Initiative is a voluntary, industry-wide effort designed to help the industry maximize the effectiveness of current track and trace procedures, while developing a standardized industry approach to enhance the speed and efficiency of traceability systems for the future. Industry participantscover every segment of the produce supply chain. The PTI is an industry-led, supply chain-wide Initiative governed by a 34-member Leadership Council. The work is carried out by volunteer-led working groups in the areas of Implementation, Master Data, Technology, and Communications and is administered by Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), GS1 US, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA)

Simple PTI traceability solution
Simple PTI traceability solution

Are you waiting for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize traceability regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act before you begin implementing the Produce Traceability Initiative? That may put you behind the curve. Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods, recently told the PTI Leadership Council, “we know we are going to need to build on and embrace the work that industry has done.” When informed that some industry members are delaying implementing the PTI until FDA regulations are finalized, Taylor discouraged that notion, responding, “When real progress is being made, we encourage that and don’t want our process to be an obstacle.” In other words: Don’t wait, begin implementing the PTI now.

The produce industry handles an estimated 6 billion cases of produce in the United States each year. However, industry leaders have recognized that a more systematic, industry-wide approach would enhance overall supply chain traceability in speed and efficiency. The use of standards in the supply chain across the industry will significantly enhance the ability to narrow the impact of potential recalls or similar problems, protecting both consumers and industry members.

The produce industry is committed to food safety – the health and confidence of our customers is at stake. Enhancing our industry’s current traceability capability to achieve whole chain, electronic recordkeeping will allow government and industry to work better together to remove suspect product from the marketplace, while limiting the scope and cost of recalls to our industry. That vision necessitates the ability to trace product through the supply chain, from the field forward.

The U.S. Bioterrorism Act of 2002 requires that every handler of food products keep records documenting movement of its products both one step forward and one step back – that is, to document where the product was sourced, and where it was shipped. These records allow product to be traced throughout the supply chain today, but we recognize that the current system isn’t perfect and we are working to improve it.

What is the produce industry doing to improve produce traceability?
Current traceability systems are generally effective for tracing product within a specific company’s operations – that’s known as internal traceability – and the industry’s major trade associations have been working to enhance that capability by identifying and disseminating best practices for many years. The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) builds on that current capability by establishing a common framework and nomenclature for product identification, to provide streamlined connectivity across the supply chain. The PTI is facilitated by industry leaders, and staffed by industry and association volunteers.

FarmSoft has added Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) compatibility for all traceability processes, and even produces PTI labels such as case labels, pallet labels, and hybrid PTI labels.

The Produce Traceability Initiative PTI is an industry led effort to enhance traceability throughout the entire produce supply chain. The Initiative’s sponsor associations include United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh), Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Produce Marketing Association (PMA).

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Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Inventory & cold store

EASY INVENTORY

Storage & dispatch of fresh produce has never been easier. Easy stock takes, always know inventory location. FIFO & 3D storage. Unlimited warehouses & storage locations.

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Sales management

ORDERS MADE EASY

Manage sales orders, sales contracts, batch orders / work orders, analyse production requirements and more..

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Traceability

TRACEABILITY ENFORCED

Rapid and accurate traceability reduces business financial risk and makes audits easy. Reduces the cost of compliance.

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Pallet control

EASY PALLET CONTROL

Manage unlimited pallets, and pallet types (eg: chep, wood, plastic). Track pallet types on sales and exports, label and track.

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Bar code & labels

BAR CODE INVENTORY LABELS

Generate GS1 and over 40 other labels, bar code inventory control using reader/PDA/tablet. Scan to move pallets and inventory

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Picking & dispatch

EASY PICKING & DISPATCH

Pick orders to customer specs, monitor order progress, print correct paperwork for each customer, shipping container management, export documentation.

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Packing management

EASY TO RECORD PACKING DATA

Batch management of inputs, washing, sorting, grading, packing and processing. Repack and maintain traceability

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Value adding

MANUFACTURING & VALUE ADD

Track and trace all inputs from multiple suppliers, BOM, GMP, labor, packaging materials, batch quality, batch costs and more

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Quality control

QUALITY CONTROL MADE EASY

Perform QC from tablet/pda/smartphone/PC/Mac. Configure internal tests, customer QC, QMS, HACCP, USDA, Tesco, Woolworths, Aldi, Coles, ISO, and other tests.

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

International standards

EASY COMPLIANCE!

HACCP, BRC, ISO, GlobalGAP, EurepGAP, CanGAP, and even de-facto standards can easily be enforced with FarmSoft…

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Easy to use

USER FRIENDLY AND INTUITIVE

FarmSoft’s easy to use interface shows users only what they need to see to get their job done quickly and efficiently

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO
Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO

Flexible!

FARMSOFT CAN BE TAILORED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

Tailor FarmSoft to meet your exact needs, not the other way around. Quick, and inexpensive to perform. Talk to a consultant today about your requirements.

produce traceability initiative

Contact one of our FarmSoft experts for a free fresh produce traceability consultation today!

Both internal and external traceability programs are needed in order to effectively track and trace product up and down the supply chain, achieving whole-chain traceability. At present, most companies have “internal” traceability programs, but not “external” traceability programs.

Internal Traceability = confidential or proprietary data and processes companies use within their own span of operations to track/trace product.

External Traceability = the data exchange and business processes that take place between trading partners to track/trace product.

Whole-Chain Traceability = Internal + External traceability.

The Produce Traceability Initiative PTI uses a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) to achieve external traceability.  A GTIN number includes a GS1 company prefix that can be readily incorporated into a UPC barcode and works with RFID or human readable codes. It also includes a unique item reference number.  The “GTIN Assignment Strategy” has been created specifically for helping suppliers ensure consistency when assigning GTIN’s to the cases by using standard product attributes to organize and categorize products for GTIN assignment. Similarly, to ensure that one label can be used for the entire industry, a standard case label template has also been created as a result of the GTIN Produce Pilot conducted in the fall of 2006.  The Produce Traceability Initiative PTI Action Plan outlines the steps for achieving traceability at the case-level by 2012.  Download the FarmSoft Packhouse Software brochure or watch the fruit packing video.

FarmSoft Supports PTI Pallet Labels

As a standard feature in FarmSofts packhouse traceability systems, the Produce Traceability Initiative PTI Hybrid Pallet Label is an included feature. The Produce Traceability Initiative PTI Hybrid Pallet Label is a GS1 128 barcode containing SSCC and Company Prefix data, accompanied by additional GTIN barcodes (GS1 128) which encode GTIN, Batch Number, and Quantity of Units. The Produce Traceability Initiative PTI Pallet Label also contains human readable data such as company name.

FarmSoft Supports Produce Traceability Initiative PTI Case/Carton Labels

As a standard feature in FarmSofts packhouse traceability systems, the Produce Traceability Initiative PTI  Case and Pallet Label is an included feature. The PTI Case /Pallet Label is a GS1 128 barcode GTIN and Batch Number. The PTI Case label also contains human readable data such as Batch, Produce, Variety, GTIN.

FarmSoft Supports Produce Traceability Initiative PTI Repacking

Repacking typically refers to the process of taking product from one pack type (e.g. carton) and repacking it into a new pack type which could include a different outer pack or inner pack, or both. Repacking involves homogeneous (same) product being reconfigured, including splitting cases to create new, smaller cases (e.g. splitting an 88 count case of apples into 2 cases, each containing multiple 5 lb units). FarmSoft supports Repacking and also manages the traceability of packaging materials and labor. “Repacking” is a traceability process required by the PTI, and has been a process supported by FarmSoft since its very inception.  Download the FarmSoft Packhouse Software brochure or watch the fruit packing video.

Farm Soft Supports PTI Commingling

Commingling typically refers to the process of taking different, non-homogeneous, products from multiple sources and combining (commingling) it to create a new product. Commingling can occur for many reasons including commingling various items into one consumer sales unit (such as salad mix and stoplight peppers), quality assurance culling and replenishment from new lots, and utilization of byproduct (e.g. outer leaves of romaine hearts used to create diced salad or other products). Regardless of the reason for commingling product from two or more lots, it is crucial to link lot numbers to ensure the integrity of lot numbers and an organization’s ability to trace. FarmSoft manage commingled product with absolute ease, and allows the use of unlimited sources (origins of inventory/materials), produce types, varieties etc in the one batch.

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

Contact one of our FarmSoft experts for a free fresh produce traceability consultation today!

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