Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable packers wholesalers Woolworths fresh produce vendors. Manage orders, packing, sales, traceability, recalls and audits.

99% less fresh produce packing waste

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management reduces waste through better FIFO stock rotation, stock-takes, and inventory alerts. RFID pallet control (optional) for precision inventory tracking. 

Save time packing fruit & vegetables

Increase the efficiency of fresh produce inventory using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry & errors, integrate with scales for automatic weighing, ore RFID for automatic fresh produce inventory tracking.

Better fresh produce quality control

Guarantee the quality of your fresh produce packing with flexible fresh QC testing systems from your phone or tablet. Customer feedback management, supplier quality control and more...

Reduce fresh produce packing errors & control production

Project required inventory (and shortages), schedule orders to be packed in batches , automatic alerts to prodution line managers.

100% accurate fresh produce order shipping

Shipping teams are guided through the dispatch process from picking using a phone or tablet (optional bar-code scanning), automatic picking, thru bill of lading, invoice, and automatic shipping notifications for customers, transport, and sales teams.

Reduce fresh produce packing administration costs by 40%

Automatic generation of fresh produce labels, bill of lading, invoice, picking documents and more; reduces administrative burden.

Easy audit & recall systems reduces compliance costs.

Faster fresh produce inventory storage  inventory

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management delivers reduced waste and increased employee productivity. Manage FIFO, improve stock-take accuracy, scan harvester data, and keep a watchful eye on your inventory... Easy stock-take identifies shrinkage and helps reduce waste from ageing. 

100% accurate fresh produce traceability

Maintain strict fresh produce traceability and high food safety standards always. Perform recalls based on lot/batch, pack date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, delivery date, purchase order #, or perform a recall on your own user defined data. Perform instant recalls both up and down the supply chain. Makes audits easy and instant. COVID-19 food safety & auditing available. 

Reduce fresh produce waste by 99%

Inventory control ensures there is no 'shrinkage', food inventory is FIFO managed, and expiring inventory always monitored.

Reduce administration time by 60%

Automatic paperwork, labels, and reporting reduces the burden on administration teams and saves everyone's time.

Better fresh produce quality now

Quality control and food safety has never been easier with industry standard quality tests, food safety checklists; or configure your own tests. 

100% accurate orders!

Guarantee only the correct inventory is shipped for each order, on time, every time.

Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable packers wholesalers Woolworths fresh produce vendors. Manage orders, packing, sales, traceability, recalls and audits.

Farmsoft fresh produce packing app is for fruit & vegetable packer, processor, import/export.  Full fresh produce traceability, auditing, inventory control, and fresh produce business management app.

Quality inspection for fresh produce

Consistent and accurate quality control ensures higher customer satisfaction and adherence to industry, de-facto, and in-house quality control standards. Track supplier quality performance, customer feedback & complaints, create QC tests for any part of the fresh produce & food manufacturing process (incoming goods, raw materials, finished goods, expiry test, export/shipping tests), daily factory hygiene, machinery calibration, employee checklists... 

Fresh produce logistics

Manage orders, pack to order, picking and auto picking, dispatch & shipping process. Generate invoices, bill of lading, pick slips, export documentation and other sales documents... Dispatch teams are guided through the dispatch process ensuring every order is filled perfectly, and on time. Paperwork such as BOL, freight documents, export documents are automatically generated based on the customer and destination to guarantee no rejected shipments or issues at borders.

Fresh produce labels

Generate fresh produce SSCC pallet labels, GS1 case & PTI labels, bin labels, batch labels, traded unit labels, harvest labels and more. Use the built in industry standard labels for Walmart, Woolworths, Aldi, Tesco, Loblaws etc - or design your own with the built in label & report designer. Our team can design all of your fresh produce documents to ensure farmsoft matches your requirements perfectly.

Fresh produce packing control

Sales, Quality, Profit, Dispatch, Pack, Farm...... Dashboards for sales teams provide instant impressions of customer orders and current inventory levels. The dispatch dashboard helps plan shipments, order of loading, and transport companies & drivers... The Profit analysis dashboard shows margins per unit and most profitable customers. Use our API to access your data however you like.

Fresh produce batch packing

Project required raw materials needed to pack/manufacture orders, potential shortages, schedule multiple orders to be packed in batches on selected production lines with a few clicks, automatically send new job alerts to managers, schedule additional harvests, analyze outstanding orders. Manage entire packing and manufacturing process with ease.

Fresh produce alerts monitoring

Automatic alerts for shipments can be sent to customers, transport providers, or even team members. Every time a batch is finished processing, receive an alert with the pack-out breakdown and percentages of grades & quality and waste. Alerts can include simple shipment notifications, or even invoices and original order details. Other alerts include order changes/modifications, yield reports, new order alerts, and low inventory alerts... 

Farm app option

Implement the farmsoft Farm Management suite to provide a comprehensive integrated business management solution from seed to plate. Includes automatic task management, best practices, budgeting, farm inventory, PHI enforcement, audits, residue reporting, USDA reporting, dashboards, recalls and more... 

Fresh produce supplier quality control

Suppliers must know that your business is measuring and tracking their performance. Any trends that effect the quality of fresh produce can be quickly detected, automatically traced back to the fresh produce supplier (especially if a result of a customer complaint / feedback), management and purchasing teams are automatically alerted when a supplier quality issue happens. Quantify your suppliers quality using the Supplier Quality Dashboard. 

Fresh produce finance apps

Share data with your Xero finance app, Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, using our API, or request our team perform a custom integration for your fresh produce company. This is an optional module, please ask your consultant for additional details and discuss your specific requirements, additional costs will apply for integration with your chosen finance app. 

Fresh produce RFID

Automatic tracking of each pallet’s exact location. Makes loading orders accurate and easy, stops errors during shipping. Very low costs to setup your hardware using farmsoft’s innovative RFID for fresh produce solution. Pallets put onto truck are auto added to order, and checked for accuracy. Pick up a pallet and its RFID instantly selected. Add pallet/bin to production line and its auto added to batch for traceability.

Fresh produce API

Integrate with virtually any other app or software solution using the farmsoft API. It's open! Anyone can use it. Your in house I.T. team, or any external I.T. vendor you want to help you with integration. Add your own reports, extract special data, or even create new interfaces between farmsoft and any app such as accounting, payroll, B2B, B2C. Other integration in farmsoft includes the ability to integrate with selected weigh scales to capture fresh produce net delivery weights.

Fresh produce bloch-chain

Increase customer confidence and prove the credentials of your traceability integrity and transparency with block-chain ledger technology.   We use the chain-trace.com blockchain solution. (Optional module not included with standard Packing / Food Manufacturing ERP solution).

Improve fresh produce production planning

Efficient management customer orders, and the ability to analyze orders gives you new production planning tolls in farmsoft. Ensure each order is filled to exact specifications, on time, every time. Increase customer satisfaction and retention, and reduce stress in the packhouse with confident production planning using work orders/batch orders, sales contracts, sales orders, and sales order items. Are you manufactruing or processing chili products? Try farmsoft for chili processing. 

Accurate fresh produce traceability

Quality officers are guided through the quality control process, presented with images and instructions for each test, ensuring they know what to look for at all times, corrective actions are presented if a quality issue is detected. This makes training new fresh produce quality control officers fast, and ensures consistency in the quality control management processes for incoming fresh produce, post pack/post processing, storage, and dispatch. 

Efficient use of fresh produce cold stores

Maximize your cold store use and rotation of stock using farmsoft's pallet maps, and precision traceability tracking with expiring inventory reminders.
Cold store management software for fruit importers, exporters, packers, cross docking, and short and long term fruit storage.

Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable packers wholesalers Woolworths fresh produce vendors. Manage orders, packing, sales, traceability, recalls and audits.

The farmsoft inventory control app provides business wide quality management inspection systems for fresh produce, food manufacturing, seed processing, meat packing & processing, and flower packing.


Woolworths food compliance for food vendors and food manufacturing:  Food Manufacturing Requirements

Woolworths food manufacturing requirements compliance
Woolworths food manufacturing requirements compliance
1. INTRODUCTION

Here at Woolworths we are committed to working closely with our suppliers, to provide our customers with a fantastic range of products they can trust to be safe and have consistent quality for them and their family. In the development of the Supplier Excellence Program, we have listened to the feedback we have received from our suppliers and endeavoured to develop a program that:  

Suppliers will need to maintain each level of the Supplier Excellence Program, and be audited to:
Level 1: a GFSI* benchmark standard or Supplier Excellence Base Standard.
❖ if your business is audited to one of the GFSI Standards below, you may not need to be audited to the Supplier Excellence Base Standard
❖ if your business does not have a GFSI certification, you will need to be audited against the Supplier Excellence Standard and maintain a satisfactory (minimum Amber) grade ongoing.
Level 2: includes any applicable Industry Standards and Codes of Practice (COPs) - See Appendix 1at the end of this document.
Level 3: Woolworths authorised product specifications are required for all Woolworths branded products, exclusive and fresh products. These have to be current and agreed prior to first production of any product.

Walmart food safety compliance app for traceability and food safety: for all food businesses including fresh produce, fruit & vegetable packer:  Walmart fresh produce compliance
Food Safety Assessment in Walmart Stores have aligned with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and requires all private brand suppliers, regardless of company size or the inherent food safety risks associated with their products, to obtain full GFSI certification. Every operation from farm to final pack house or warehouse must achieve GFSI certification to be a Private Brand Supplier. For more information about the certification process for fresh produce, you may review The Supplier’s Guide to Becoming GFSI Certified. Please visit www.mygfsi.com for a full list of recognized schemes. You may also view a list of the recognized audits on the Level
Safety Audit Requirements document.
FDA Bioterrorism Registration - Suppliers will need to ensure that all fresh produce compliance Walmart operations that provide product to Walmart and/or Sam’s Club have registered with
the FDA and have a current FDA bioterrorism registration number. Each operation that is approved and issued a vendor number is required to have an individual FDA registration. To ensure fresh produce Compliance, suppliers will provide this number to Walmart upon our request.

Track and trace fresh produce fruit & vegetable traces fresh produce products from field to plate using simple to use apps for small, medium, and large fruit & vegetable packer, processor, and food manufacturer.  TRACK-AND-TRACE TECHNOLOGY FOR FRESH PRODUCE & FRUIT & VEGETABLE PROCESSOR AND PACKERS
FarmSoft track and trace is a comprehensive fresh produce business management solution that caters for all operational processes from quality control, inventory, sales, dispatch, and orders. FarmSoft even provides food manufacturing, good manufacturing management, and value adding features. FarmSoft track and trace software provides many innovative features to bring easily maintained benefits to the fresh produce processor, packer, and marketer.

Using the FarmSoft traceability code, customers, and end consumers can track and trace fresh produce simply by scanning a QR code with their smartphone. The track and trace system will then present the customer/end consumer with the traceability or marketing information as chosen by the packer. This helps to improve customer confidence and provides supply chain transparency to promote the concept of food safety.

Herb drying, packing, sales: Manage the entire herb drying and dehydration, packing, processing, and sales space for herb processors and packers.  Herb drying, packing, sales: Manage the entire herb drying and dehydration, packing, processing, and sales space for herb processors and packers.
Herbs are widely utilized in food and health industries. Their beneficial effects to the human body have been attributed to the presence of active phytochemical ingredients with some efficiency for disease treatment as well as for beauty and health enhancement. Public awareness on the adverse effects of synthetic chemical products also increased the demand for herbal products. Highly efficient herbal processing and extraction technologies have been developed to obtain the optimal amounts of active ingredients from herbs and cope with the rising demands for herbal products. This article reviews the state-of-the-art development in herbal processing and extraction methods from the year 1991 until 2015. We start with a brief history of herbal usage, followed by descriptions of 10 types of extraction processes and critical analysis of their relative advantages and disadvantages. Scale-up considerations of the extraction methods are shared, and a highlight of the current and future challenges facing the herbal industry is presented.


11-Point Checklist for Perishable Inventory Management > Fresh produce inventory management:   1: Demand Classification


Advanced inventory optimization tools are available to profitably replenish your perishable inventory and help standardize your perishable ordering for maximum user efficiency, top-line revenue and profitability. These forecasting systems enable buyers to easily replenish perishable inventory multiple times per week, adapt quickly to new trends, plan for seasonality, accurately calculate safety stock, accommodate varying lead times, manage product dating and visualize expiration data, understand cost constraints and more.

If you want the best possible prediction of future demand, you’ll need to classify demand properly. Demand classification technology analyzes your SKUs and puts them in the proper classifications – such as continuous sellers, seasonal, intermittent, lumpy, slow moving, etc. – using demand attributes like volume and volatility. Your users can then leverage these in selecting forecast models and creating seasonal a forecast adjustment.


Produce a wide range of essential export documents for your fresh produce business, including SENASA, COO (Certificate of origin), Phytosanitary certificates and more. Guarantee your export documents are 100% accurate, and rapidly produced to ensure timely delivery of your fresh produce export/imports.
PRINT SENASA EXPORT DOCUMENTS
Generate SENASA export documents rapidly, and accurately. Email SENASA export documents to customers and shippers, and international freight forwarders.
BUILT IN SENASA TRACEABILITY
Guarantee the accuracy of your SENASA documents, with full pick list including pallet details and batch summaries. Up front traceability declarations increase customer confidence.
SENASA DOCUMENT DETAILS
The farmsoft SENASA documents include serial, internal batch, remission guide, producer code, Jaba used, supplier batch, boxes from each batch, and weight details.

Woolworths compliance & traceability made easy...
The farmsoft solution helps your business comply with Woolworths fresh produce packaging, labeling, and traceability requirements. Traceability is built into the core of farmsofts fresh produce inventory management solution; from orders, through to dispatch and sales. Ensure your fresh produce business complies with Woolworths fresh produce requirements with ease and speed. Print Woolworths compliant GS1-128 RPC (returnable plastic crate) tags, carton labels, crate labels, and Woolworths compliance SSCC pallet labels. Full bar-code inventory & pallet management, stock take (mobile & PC), pallet control, inventory labels (raw & finished), cold store, 3D storage, container management...  Reduce waste during the packing, processing, storage, and distribution phases. By enforcing Woolworths best practices, FIFO, 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. 

Coles labels for fresh produce requirements generate fresh produce labels that comply with Coles fresh produce labelling requirements. Manage inventory and your entire fresh produce operations including quality control and sales.  Coles fresh produce labeling requirements made easy with farmsoft...
Rapidly generate batch specific labels for packing fresh produce for Coles label compliance. Full enforcement of traceability and quality control compliance for Coles fresh produce vendors, suppliers, and partners.

REDUCE PACKING WASTE
By enforcing Coles best practices, FIFO, inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes - your company has every opportunity to minimize waste and maximise profit.
COLES TRACEABILITY COMPLIANCE.  Perform recalls in seconds, with the full confidence of accuracy and reliability. Minimise risk by ensuring accurate traceability is automatically captured and all Coles traceability and compliance is being met at all times. Easy audits & reduced compliance costs.

Coles compliance fresh produce helps fresh produce packers, wholesalers, import/exporters of fresh produce adhere to Coles fresh produce compliance from labelling, documentation, traceability, quality control and more...  Easily comply with Coles traceability, labeling, and fresh produce management.

Coles compliance fresh produce quality control
Coles compliance fresh produce quality control
REDUCE PACKING WASTE
By enforcing Coles best practices, FIFO, inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes - your company has every opportunity to minimize waste and maximise profit.
COLES TRACEABILITY COMPLIANCE
Perform recalls in seconds, with the full confidence of accuracy and reliability. Minimise risk by ensuring accurate traceability is automatically captured and all Coles traceability and compliance is being met at all times. Easy audits & reduced compliance costs.
REDUCE ADMINISTRATION COSTS
Minimise your admin costs with automatic and accurate printing/emailing of dispatch dockets, invoices, coles labels and more. No more rejected orders because of wrong documentation accompanying a shipment.
COLES QUALITY CONTROL

USDA APHIS compliance software solution to improve fruit and vegetable compliance for import and export to the USA. Increase efficiency, reduce waste in the fresh produce supply chain.  USDA APHIS compliance software solutions guide your fresh produce handling processes and ensure strict and easy compliance with traceability, food safety, and recall processes for importers and exporters.  USDA APHIS compliance software solution for packers of fruit and vegetables: processors, exporters and wholesalers of fresh produce.  USDA APHIS compliance software solutions from farmsoft guides employees through the entire USDA APHIS compliance 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 USDA APHIS compliance environments. Using farmsoft’s document management system for permits and certifications, you can manage Organism & Soil Permits, Plant Product Permits, transit permit information, fruit and vegetable import requirements (FAVIR), permit to import plants and more.

Tesco compliance fresh produce


Tesco compliance fresh produce, Tesco, Woolworths, Aldi, and Loblaw compliance software.  Tesco, Woolworths, Aldi, and Loblaw food safety compliance.  Tesco Food Manufacturing Standard (TFMS). This standard has been developed to outline the requirements to which manufacturers must comply in order to begin supplying, and thereafter continue supplying Tesco, either directly or indirectly. The standards support our commitment to ensuring all Tesco brand products are safe, meet legal requirements, and always meet customer expectations with respect to quality, provenance and responsible sourcing, building trust in the Tesco brand and supply chain.  This version builds upon Tesco’s UK approach of ensuring that standards can be applied in a way that manages risk and grows capability. It is intended to be interpreted by our suppliers across the world, in a way that allows individual sites to put controls in place that are appropriate to them and their industry, and proportional to the risks specific to their products, their processes and their site environment. Full application of the standards will support suppliers in driving improvement, a reduction in non-conforming products, and therefore help to reduce waste and cost.


Print AANZFTA & Organic Certificate (Australia) for exporters
AANZFTA & Organic Certificate
AANZFTA & Organic Certificate
AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANIC 320-09 EX1399 and 320-10 EX11300
The majority of organic products sold in Australia carry the Australian Certified Organic Logo. You will see the BUD on products including fresh produce fruit and vegetables such as apple, orange, citrus, sultana, currant, table grapes, avocado, dried fruits, and other perishable foods.
Fresh produce and quality dried fruits represent everything that Australian organics is about – the growth and promise of spring, the sign of big things growing from the initial organic movement, and the strength and logic of nature and natural (biological and organic) systems in guiding our choices in life. Australian organic fresh produce and dried fruits tells consumers that all the product ingredients have been certified to the Australian Certified Organic Standard and have met rigorous certification checks. Use farmsoft for packing products such as fresh produce and dried fruits which have achieved certification through ACO’s certification scheme. Print Organic Certificates for Australia’s leading certification program – ACO – ensuring integrity of organic products in the marketplace for consumers and reducing administrative costs. Print Organic Certificate 320-09 EX1399 and Organic Certificate 320-10 EX11300 quickly from farmsoft for each shipment ready for export. ACO FAQ.

USDA fresh produce compliance software
USDA fresh produce compliance software:  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees food safety for fresh fruit and vegetables. After several large outbreaks of food borne illnesses in the mid-1990s, traced to California lettuce and Guatemalan raspberries, FDA started to focus on the potential for microbial contamination of fresh produce at the farm level. In 1998, FDA published its voluntary guidelines for good agricultural practices (GAPs) to reduce microbial contamination. FDA acknowledges that with current technology it is possible to reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of microbial contamination. These voluntary guidelines are used by many U.S. and foreign producers growing for the U.S. market. GAPs are general guidelines that can be used for any fresh fruit or vegetable. For growers, adopting GAPs has benefits and costs. When there is an outbreak traced to a particular commodity, all growers face reduced consumer demand, even if the outbreak is not traced to their operation. Farmers with GAPs can reduce their losses in such a case. In the 2003 hepatitis A outbreak associated with green onions imported from Mexico, growers with GAPs and third-party audits of their status suffered fewer losses than other Mexican growers who could not easily show buyers that they took food-safety precautions.  

FSMA compliance for fresh produce processing - an easy to use software solution.  FSMA compliance for fresh produce processing. Less waste, more traceability.
FSMA COMPLIANCE FOR FRESH PRODUCE PROCESSING

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is considered the most sweeping reform of US food safety laws in more than 70 years. The FSMA focuses on preventing, rather than reacting to contamination. Therefore, it requires organizations within the food industry to ensure that their supply chains are secure.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety rule is now final, and the earliest compliance dates for some farms begin one year after the effective date of the final rule (see “Compliance Dates” below). The rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.
The final rule is a combination of the original proposal and revisions outlined in the supplemental proposal, with additional changes as appropriate. The definition of “farm” and related terms were revised in the final Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, and the same definitions of those terms are used in this rule to establish produce safety standards. Operations whose only activities are within the farm definition are not required to register with FDA as food facilities and thus are not subject to the preventive controls regulations.

Walmart fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable packers & wholesalers.  
Food Safety Assessment in Walmart Stores have aligned with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and requires all private brand suppliers, regardless of company size or the inherent food safety risks associated with their products, to obtain full GFSI certification. Every operation from farm to final pack house or warehouse must achieve GFSI certification to be a Private Brand Supplier. For more information about the certification process for fresh produce, you may review The Supplier’s Guide to Becoming GFSI Certified. Please visit www.mygfsi.com for a full list of recognized schemes. You may also view a list of the recognized audits on the Level
Safety Audit Requirements document.


FDA Bioterrorism Registration - Suppliers will need to ensure that all fresh produce compliance Walmart operations that provide product to Walmart and/or Sam’s Club have registered with
the FDA and have a current FDA bioterrorism registration number. Each operation that is approved and issued a vendor number is required to have an individual FDA registration. To ensure fresh produce Compliance, suppliers will provide this number to Walmart upon our request.  Licensing & Registration - Certain states have licensing and registration requirements above and beyond Federal registration requirements.  


BRC fresh produce compliance software for easy food safety fruit and vegetable packing and processing.  BRC fresh produce compliance software for food safety
The BRC Food Safety Standard can be used by any food processing operation where open food is handled, processed or packed. This could be from primary products such as fresh produce pack houses and slaughterhouses through to processed foods, canneries and ready to eat products. We’ve designed the BRC Food Safety Standard to help you establish good manufacturing practices so you’ll produce safe, legal products that meet the quality levels expected by your customers.

BRC fresh produce compliance
BRC fresh produce compliance

For any food safety system to be effective it’s essential the senior management team is fully committed to its application and continued development. The basis for the Food Safety System is an effective HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) program based on the requirements of the internationally recognised Codex Alimentarius system. Sets out expectations for the production environment including the layout and maintenance of the buildings and equipment, cleaning, pest control, waste management and foreign body controls.


BRC Sets out requirements for the management of food safety and quality, building upon the principles of ISO 9000. This includes requirements for product specifications, supplier approval, traceability, and the management of incidents and product recalls.



HACCP GLOBALGAP compliance for fruit packers - complete business management software for recall, audit, inventory, and traceability.  Hazard analysis and critical control points or HACCP is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, and designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level. In this manner, HACCP is referred as the prevention of hazards rather than finished product inspection.

The HACCP system can be used at all stages of a food chain, from food production and preparation processes including packaging, distribution, etc. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) require mandatory HACCP programs for juice and meat as an effective approach to food safety and protecting public health.
Seafood and juice are regulated by the FDA. All other food companies in the United States that are required to register with the FDA under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, as well as firms outside the US that export food to the US, are transitioning to mandatory Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) plans.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) is a system that helps food business operators look at how they handle food and introduces procedures to make sure the food produced is safe to eat.

GFSI compliance for fruit and vegetable handling - complete business management software:  A food safety management scheme is ‘recognised’ by GFSI when it meets internationally recognised minimum food safety requirements, developed by multi stakeholders, which are set out in the GFSI Guidance Document | GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. GFSI is not a scheme in itself, and neither does it carry out any accreditation or certification activities.


Certification to a GFSI recognised scheme is achieved through a successful third party audit against any of the schemes listed as being recognised by GFSI. The third party companies that provide certification services are known as Certification Bodies (CBs). They are key stakeholders to GFSI and active participants, both in the professional network as well as in the GFSI Technical Working Groups. The Certification Bodies are authorised to audit against the recognised scheme through a formal agreement with the Scheme Owner (SO) combined with the scope of their accreditation.

Accreditation Bodies (ABs) are not-for-profit organisations, either government owned or under agreement with government, charged with ensuring that participating Certification Bodies in the country are subject to oversight by an authoritative body.

Accreditation Bodies may not be high profile in each country but they play a key role in the accredited certification process and ensuring international consistency in conformity assessment.

Due to complex challenges in today’s food supply chain, many of the world's largest food retailers are mandating supplier certification to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes, which include SQF, BRC, IFS, FSSC, GLOBALG.A.P. and BAP and CanadaGAP.

Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable packers & wholesalers
Woolworths compliance & traceability made easy...
The farmsoft solution helps your business comply with Woolworths fresh produce packaging, labeling, and traceability requirements. Traceability is built into the core of farmsofts fresh produce inventory management solution; from orders, through to dispatch and sales. Ensure your fresh produce business complies with Woolworths fresh produce requirements with ease and speed. Print Woolworths compliant GS1-128 RPC (returnable plastic crate) tags, carton labels, crate labels, and Woolworths compliance SSCC pallet labels. Full bar-code inventory & pallet management, stock take (mobile & PC), pallet control, inventory labels (raw & finished), cold store, 3D storage, container management...

REDUCE FRESH PRODUCE WASTE
Reduce waste during the packing, processing, storage, and distribution phases. By enforcing Woolworths best practices, FIFO, 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. Cherry packing app.



WOOLWORTHS TRACEABILITY
Perform recalls in seconds, with the full confidence of accuracy and reliability. Minimize risk by ensuring accurate traceability is automatically captured and all Woolworths traceability and compliance is being met at all times. Pass audits with ease & reduce compliance costs using farmsoft's automatic paperwork features. Enforce tomato traceability.



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.



WOOLWORTHS QUALITY CONTROL
Comply with Woolworths fresh produce quality control requirements. Record Woolworths QC on phone/tablet/PC/Mac. Add photos to your QC tests for later reference. Perform QC on pallets, inventory, packhouse cleanliness, shipments, employee performance.



BETTER PRODUCTION PLANNING & DISPATCH
Monitor Woolworths 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 production 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 SUPPLY CHAIN WIDE WOOLWORTHS COMPLIANCE
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.



Woolworths compliance, quality control, fresh produce labels, and traceability made easy...
Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
MANAGING WOOLWORTHS FRESH PRODUCE INVENTORY




WOOLWORTHS SALES MANGEMENT
Manage & monitor orders, contracts, dispatch process. Managed dispatch process guides teams to dispatch correct goods with correct invoices & documentation...



WOOLWORTHS FRESH PRODUCE PACKING
Re-pack, sort, grade, wash, manufacture, and pack with maximum traceability. Monitor cost & waste. Recursive traceability over multiple batches for value adding...



WOOLWORTHS QUALITY CONTROL
Perform QC from phone / tablet / PC. Configure internal tests, customer QC, QMS, Walmart, USDA, Loblaw, Tesco, Woolworths, Aldi, Coles, and other tests...



WOOLWORTHS TRACEABILITY
Make recalls super easy! Perform instant recalls using any of these recall methods: invoice number, inventory number, order number, pallet number, delivery date, customer name, storage location, pack date and more...







Carrefour: Second new concept in a week
Woolworths: Green light to buy residential land for supermarkets in New Zealand
UK: Lidl gets green light for Workington despite 11th-hour plea from Tesco

Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Budget supermarket Lidl has been given the green light for a Workington store despite an eleventh-hour plea from Tesco to halt the scheme. The German-based discount giant will build on a patch of riverside scrubland cheek-by-jowl with the rival British supermarket chain, which opened its Workington branch in the late 80s. But a last-minute plea that arrived on the morning of the meeting to determine the application urged officers to pull it from the agenda amid claims the development would have a “negative effects” on Workington trade. Tesco also told Allerdale’s planning department that Lidl’s application was “deficient in a number of respects” and that they should be given more time to work on the plans - a request that officers and councillors rejected.
Source: timesandstar.co.uk

Belgium: Carrefour launches second new concept in a week

Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Barely a week after launching a new concept store in Brussels, Carrefour Belgium is at it again with a new city centre concept. Carrefour City hopes to lure in urban customers with organic food, private labels, a sustainable setting and a Carrefour Café. The concept wants to fulfil urban customers' needs and follows Carrefour Belgium's strategy in food transition, ecology and digitisation, the retailer says. Shoppers are welcomed in a warm setting, where the store furniture is mostly recycled in order to decrease the store's environmental impact. Following the zero waste spirit, customers are asked to bring their own boxes and pots for bulk goods. Sustainable alternatives are available, including Carrefour's new range of bags made from sea junk. Moreover, the store incorporates bike delivery service ShipTo and self-scanning check-outs.
Source: retaildetail.eu

Croatia's Fortenova says Slovenia seeking to expropriate its Mercator stake

Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Croatia's largest food producer and retailer Fortenova Grupa, formerly known as Agrokor, said it feared Slovenia was trying to expropriate the stake it owns in Slovenia's largest retail chain Mercator. Agrokor became Fortenova in April 2019 after being put into state administration in April 2017 then rescued through a deal with creditors in July 2018. Earlier this year, the company launched a procedure in Slovenia to legally transfer the 69.57% of Mercator's shares owned by Agrokor to Fortenova. However, Fortenova said Slovenia's competition protection agency had seized Agrokor's Mercator shares this week over a disputed fine it imposed on Agrokor.
Source: esmmagazine.com

Holland: Jumbo to open Christmas pop-up shop with Enzo Knol

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Dutch retailer Jumbo has announced that it is to open a Knolpower pop-up store for Christmas at its Jumbo Foodmarkt Groningen outlet, on Friday 20 December. The temporary pop-up store, which will sell products developed by popular video blogger Enzo Knol, will be open to visitors from 10:00 - 18:00 between Monday to Saturday and 12:00 to 18:00 on Sunday, until 5 January 2020. The Christmas pop-up shop will offer exclusive products as well as a majority of the entire Knolpower range, the retailer said. Customers who spend equal to or more the €25 at Jumbo Foodmarkt and provide their purchase receipts will also get a chance to meet Knol in person.
Source: esmmagazine.com

New Zealand: Supermarket giant gets the nod to buy residential land for supermarkets

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has the green light to buy residential land for supermarkets and other facilities in New Zealand in the next two years from our overseas investment watchdog. Two subsidiaries owned by Woolworths have been granted a "standing consent" to buy up to 75 hectares of residential land for supermarkets and other facilities that support its operations in New Zealand and to complete up to 10 transactions before the consent expires on December 1 2022. The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has granted General Distributors and Wholesale Distributors, subsidiaries of the Woolworths Group, the consent to acquire residential (but not otherwise sensitive) land under the Overseas Investment Act.
Source: stuff.co.nz

E. Leclerc continues strong performance in French market: Kantar

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
French market leader E. Leclerc put in a solid performance in the sales period from 4 November to 1 December, according to the latest market share data from Kantar. The retailer posted 22.1% market share for the period, an increase of 0.5%, with the group increasing its advertising investment (by 4%) in the period - which has helped it gain many additional customers and improve loyalty among existing ones, according to Kantar. Another major retailer to see growth in the P12 period was Les Mousquetaires, which now holds 14.8% market share. Its Intermarché banner, on 13.7% market share, gained 0.2%, Kantar said.
Source: esmmagazine.com

UK: Bestway Retail partners with Uber Eats

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Bestway Retail has signed a partnership with Uber Eats, which will see consumers able to order a range of more than 700 alcoholic drinks, snacks, and convenience products via the Uber Eats app, from 81 Wine Rack, Bargain Booze, Select Convenience and Central Convenience Stores throughout the UK. The initial pilot will include stores that have been handpicked to enable Bestway to learn quickly and understand the size of the opportunity before rolling this out to other convenience retailers shopping with the wholesaler.
Source: talkingretail.com

French regulator ends probe into supermarket Casino and short-seller Muddy Waters

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The French regulator, Autorité des Marchés FinanciersWoWoolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetableolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable, said it's concluded its investigation into both French supermarket chain Casino as well as the short-selling firm Muddy Waters. The regulator said it's sending what it calls letters of observations to both - telling Casino, about the quality of financial information between 2013 and 2018, particularly in regard to property development. To Muddy Waters the regulator said it stressed "the importance of compliance with the principles of honesty, fairness and impartiality that apply to any person issuing investment recommendations, including from abroad, where these recommendations involve securities admitted to trading on a regulated market and can be accessed from France". The AMF added that it will discuss its approach to shareholder activism in the first quarter of 2020.
Source: marketwatch.com

US: Teamsters urge 'no' vote on proposed UNFI executive pay package

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters doesn't want United Natural Foods Inc. to reward its executives with double-digit pay raises since the company's stock spiraled downward over the past 16 months. The Teamsters' main argument centers on UNFI's dramatic fall in value since the company announced its plan to acquire rival food distributor Supervalu. Before the acquisition, UNFI was valued at about $2.2bln, according to the Teamsters. Now, however, its market capitalization is less than half a billion, the union says. At the end of November, SimplyWall.st reported UNFI's market capitalization at $465mln.
Source: supermarketnews.com

US: Walmart, Instacart partner Whisk launches multi-platform app

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Smart food platform Whisk has launched a new, multi-platform app that allows shoppers to find and share recipes, plan meals, build shopping lists and order groceries, according to a company press release. In the U.S., Whisk is partnering with Walmart, Instacart and Ahold Delhaize, the company told Grocery Dive in an email. Amazon will be a global partner, and Whisk will also team up with retailers in Europe and Australia. Shoppers can use the Whisk app with voice assistants including Amazon’s Alexa and Google assistant.
Source: grocerydive.com

US: Walmart to locate newest distribution hub in Topeka, Kansas

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Walmart has announced it will locate its newest distribution facility in Topeka, Kansas. The project is expected to create an estimated 300 new full-time positions over the next five years with competitive salaries plus benefits, which are among the best in the retail industry, creating in the next 10 years a total economic impact of $635mln. Topeka’s Walmart distribution center will be its largest in the state, with more than 1.8mln square feet at approximately 35’ clear stacking height. This contributes to the company’s more than 1.8mln square feet of existing space spread across its three other distribution center locations in Kansas. The new facility will occupy part of the remaining 236 acres in the Kanza Fire Commerce Park near the southside of the city.
Source: areadevelopment.com

US: Saladworks expands in Wakefern supermarkets

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Building on successful pilots, Saladworks aims to open additional restaurants in ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer supermarkets in the Philadelphia area as well as in three more states. Plans call for West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based Saladworks to open a new location next month inside a Fresh Grocer store in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. The made-to-order salad chain said it’s also opening two new outlets in ShopRite stores in Roxborough and Fox Street, also in Philadelphia. The franchisor added that it has locations under development in Delaware, Maryland and New York as well. Both grocery banners are part of the Wakefern Food Corp. supermarket cooperative.
Source: supermarketnews.com

US: A new era for Whole Foods Market

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
In a new interview with Foodtank, A.C. Gallo, chief merchant and president of Whole Foods Market, says his company is focused on the next generation of natural food retail. “We need to figure out a way to go beyond organic”, Gallo said. “Organic is great in terms of growing safer food, but it doesn’t really take into account everything that might be going on in the environment around it”. Gallo says the retailer’s priorities for 2020 include ensuring that its products foster ethical and sustainable growing practices. “For example, we’re going to spend a lot of time and energy looking into regenerative agriculture and how we can add that aspect to organic production”, Gallo said.
Source: progressivegrocer.com

US: Walmart makes huge employee investment in remodels

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Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable
Walmart has given employees an alternate career path opportunity, joining a team of full-time associates focused on remodeling stores. The retailer currently has more than 500 full-store remodels each year in addition to thousands of special projects, and one of the biggest challenges is finding the labor to complete these jobs. In a blog post, Matt Smith, Walmart Corporate Affairs, says that it takes up to 60 temporary associates to complete a 12-week remodel, but current Walmart employees already have a lot of the skills needed to do the job. "For an established Walmart associate, building merchandise displays throughout the store from the ground up can be an opportunity to expand knowledge and advance a career", he writes. "These reasons led Walmart real estate to build new teams of full-time associates focused on remodeling stores. Each team is made up of around 30 Walmart associates".
Source: progressivegrocer.com



Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable packers & wholesalers






Woolworths fresh produce compliance software for fruit and vegetable packers & wholesalers