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Our foodsafety expert talks traceability and privacy concerns in the effort to limit foodborne outbreaks

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Our #foodsafety expert talks #traceability and privacy concerns in the effort to limit #foodborne outbreaks via @NikoMcCarty with @TheCounter. hubs.ly/H0FcSBR0

📺 Proposed FDA regulation on Requirements for Additional Traceability Records

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-29 Tue 14:45
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The release of the proposed FDA regulation on Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods has left some questions for the industry. Ed Treacy holds a panel to discuss the regulation.

View the webinar recording here: pma.com/Content/Webina… pic.twitter.com/fQMSwnkhDs

Intelligent and active labels could ‘revolutionise food communication’

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-18 Fri 14:45
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Smart labels that use state of the art technology to give shoppers a host of new information about products could create a direct line of communication between consumers and producers and help foster a new era of trust between them, according to a new research project.

Thanks to a startup, the origin of tomatoes is now traceable

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-14 Mon 08:45
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Productions characterized by a strong territorial identity can use innovative tools to track the origin of their products. This is why Rosso Gargano, the tomato brand made in Apulia, teamed up with the Abruzzo-based Dick Trace, a startup led by women and founded by Anna Rita Mastrangelo. This new…

“Traceability particularly important for bananas certified organic or fair trade”

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-09 Wed 11:15
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Around 20,000 tons of bananas are ripened annually at the ripening facility of Migros Lucerne in Dierikon, Switzerland. The fruit's journey begins in Costa Rica, Panama, Peru or Ecuador. Packed while still green, the bananas are transported by ship to Antwerp, Rotterdam or Bremerhaven, where they are…

Comments on Proposed Rule for Food Traceability

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-08 Tue 13:30
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for persons who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods the Agency has designated for inclusion on the Food Traceability List. These include cheeses, shell eggs, finfish and…

The Importance of a Powerful ERP System

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-08 Tue 03:43
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What is ERP?

For a large company to successfully grow, it is critical to manage business activities efficiently and accurately. This is especially important in a vertically integrated company like Nature Fresh Farms, where every part of our business is connected–from growing to packing to shipping, there are many business activities to manage on a day to day basis.

To properly manage all our different business processes, we use a business management software called ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning. Our ERP software is an integrated platform of different applications where every function of our business is accounted for. Our ERP system is currently designed to help us manage business processes related to accounting, inventory management, distribution, supply chain, and business intelligence.

Whether you work on the supply chain side, manage our finances, or anything in-between, you will use this ERP software to collect, store, manage, and interpret data related to our business practices!

Australian app set to provide increased confidence in fresh produce deliveries worldwide

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-04 Fri 13:29
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A leading West Australian fresh produce company has created a proof of delivery system that it expects will be a "game-changer" by building confidence and greater transparency in the fruit and vegetable supply chain. The newly developed Australian app, ‘FreshFinder’ is set to benefit businesses worldwide…

Honey Fraud: Try This Simple Test Suggested by FSSAI to Check If Your Honey is Adulterated with Sugar or Not

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-04 Fri 02:08
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A Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) investigtion report has recently exposed that the honey sold by some of the major Indian brands like Patanjali and Dabur is adulterated.

"CEA can increase its U.S. market share by 5x over the next 10 years"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-03 Thu 14:52
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Investment in CEA has surpassed $2.0B across North America and Europe spurring new start-ups, innovation and corporate engagement across the supply chain. With increased demonstration of the viability of controlled growing, a newly launched report predicts that CEA will support more than 10% of US…

📅 FreshChain leading a pilot traceability project

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-30 Mon 11:19
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Apple or pear growers, packers, wholesalers and exporters interested in further digitising their end to end traceability systems are invited to take part in a traceability pilot being run by Australian owned and operated FreshChain Systems.  North Sydney-based FreshChain is leading a pilot traceability project…

📅 FreshChain leading a pilot traceability project

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-26 Thu 13:20
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Apple or pear growers, packers, wholesalers and exporters interested in further digitising their end to end traceability systems are invited to take part in a traceability pilot being run by Australian owned and operated FreshChain Systems.  North Sydney-based FreshChain is leading a pilot traceability project…

FDA Releases More Resources for Food Traceability Proposed Rule, Risk-Ranking Model for Food Tracing

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-06 Fri 16:44
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Yesterday FDA released more resources to help stakeholders in understanding the FSMA Food Traceability proposed rule. The Risk-Ranking Model for Food Tracing is designed to help users learn more about the methods and criteria for scoring commodity-hazard pairs, along with the results of the scoring that are used to determine the foods included on the Food Traceability List [https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-modernization-act-fsma/food-traceability-list].

The agency also published a pre-recorded webinar about the proposed rule, featuring Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for food policy and response, and Angela Fields, a traceability expert with FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network.

Other resources include a flowchart to assist with determining who is subject to the rule and a glossary of key terms.

Traceability trial a “game changer” for citrus industry

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-28 Wed 07:39
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A $200,000 trial of traceability technology for citrus exports has seen more than 400,000kg of premium fruit traced and verified from Mildura orchards through to international retail markets. A partnership between Agriculture Victoria and Citrus Australia, and funded by the Victorian Government, the…

Web seminars focus on produce traceability

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-25 Sun 17:47
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Improving Traceability in Science (Part 1): 2 p.m. Eastern Oct. 27, sponsored by iFood Decision Sciences, with speakers Jennifer McEntire, vice president of food safety and technology at United Fresh and Minos Athanassiadis, vice president of iFood Decision Sciences; Meet Up with Food Safety Professionals Focused on Traceability: 2 p.m. Eastern Oct. 29, sponsored by Procurant; food safety professionals are invited to discuss traceability and network with colleagues; and Improving Traceability in Produce (Part 2): 2 p.m. Eastern Nov. 5, sponsored by iFood Decision Sciences, learn about the FDA’s proposed traceability rule.
 

New "Tomato Monitor" website launched to help enforce Tomato Suspension Agreement

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-20 Tue 09:31
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The Florida Tomato Exchange recently launched TomatoMonitor.com, which allows individuals and companies in the tomato trade to report suspected violations of the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The new website is an important tool for the industry to self-monitor the agreement between Mexican fresh tomato…

FDA: There’s a Strong Business and Public Health Case for Better Traceability

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-07 Wed 08:37
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One year ago the FDA held an at-capacity public meeting to discuss its latest initiative, the New Era of Smarter Food Safety. At the time, the agency was planning to release the blueprint for the New Era in the spring of 2020. In fact, the FDA was just days away from unveiling it when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. The blueprint was put aside and it was all hands on deck, as the agency worked with the food industry to ensure companies continued operating, as they were deemed a part of America’s critical infrastructure. From there, the agency navigated through uncharted waters with the food industry and its stakeholders. It signed an MOU with USDA in an effort to prevent disruptions at FDA-regulated food facilities and address shortages of PPE, disinfection and sanitation supplies. It announced that it would conduct remote inspections and extended the comment period for the Laboratory Accreditation Program Proposed Rule.

FDA schedules three virtual meetings on traceability rule

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-04 Sun 14:32
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The Food and Drug Administration is scheduling three day-long virtual meetings on its proposed rule to increase traceability requirements on fresh produce and other foods.

The enhanced requirements will be in a public comment period until Jan. 21.

The online seminars are:

Nov. 6: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern; Nov. 18: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern; and Dec. 2: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern.

Although they are all virtual meetings, space is limited and registration is required. More information and links to register for each meeting are on the FDA’s website. The times are staggered to give people in different time zones the opportunity to comment, according to the FDA’s notice on the meetings. The new traceability rules affect grower-shippers, handlers and processors of:

FDA proposes heightened traceability rules for certain produce

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-27 Sun 18:18
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The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new traceability rules that seek elevated record-keeping for many fresh produce items, from all fresh-cut products to leafy greens and tomatoes.

Information on the rule is at https://bit.ly/2G0CG49. Frank Yiannas, FDA deputy commissioner for food policy and response, said the plan is a catalyst for change for greater traceability and transparency.

A public comment period on the new rule will be open until Jan. 21. on the Federal Register, https://bit.ly/305yVBf. The rule is a key component of the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety and implements the long-awaited Section 204 of Food Safety Modernization Act.

Yiannas said it’s designed to allow the record-keeping process to ease investigations. The FDA will still allow paper records, but all companies in the supply chain should be able to submit an electronic spreadsheet containing traceability information within 24 hours.

“More generally, the FDA encourages all food businesses to maintain their traceability records electroni-cally whenever possible, to expedite the identification of traceability information when needed to address threats to public health,” according to an FDA news release.

FDA proposes new end-to-end food traceability rule

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-26 Sat 23:26
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The FDA has proposed a new rule that lays the foundation for the end-to-end food traceability across the food industry that it will be working toward over the next decade as part of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative.

The FDA defines traceability as “the ability to track a food at every step of the supply chain.” While limited to certain foods, this proposed rule would create a first-of-its-kind standardized approach to traceability recordkeeping, paving the way for industry to adopt and leverage more digital, tech-enabled traceability systems both in the near term and the future.

FDA proposes heightened traceability rules for certain produce

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-21 Mon 14:09
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The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new traceability rules that seek elevated record-keeping for many fresh produce items, from all fresh-cut products to leafy greens and tomatoes.

Starting Sept. 23, there will be a 120-day public comment period on the new rule through the Federal Register. A draft is available for viewing until then. The rule is a key component of the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety and implements the long-awaited Section 204 of Food Safety Modernization Act. Frank Yiannas, FDA deputy commissioner for food policy and response, said the agency seeks to harmonize and standardize record-keeping process to ease investigations. The FDA will still allow paper records, but all companies in the supply chain should be able to submit an electronic spreadsheet containing traceability information within 24 hours.

“More generally, the FDA encourages all food businesses to maintain their traceability records electronically whenever possible, to expedite the identification of traceability information when needed to address threats to public health,” according to an FDA news release.

SIMBA Lite brings lower-cost PTI compliance

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 12:42
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Dynamic Systems Inc., Bellevue, Wash., has launched a lower-cost version of its SIMBA traceability system designed for smaller produce growers and packers.

SIMBA (Simple Inventory Management Barcode Accuracy) Lite can be implemented for less than $10,000, according to a news release, giving smaller companies accessibility to higher levels of traceability and inventory systems.

SIMBA Lite addresses several needs for small growers and packers, according to the release, including:

Traceability/labeling requirements: The system is Produce Traceability Initiative-compliant, preparing serialized case and pallet labels that include type, grade, size, weight and other information; Inventory and shipping tracking: The system provides a perpetual stock inventory as products are shipped; and Ability to upgrade: Users can upgrade with SIMBA Logistics, a mobile app that uses barcodes to track inventory in a warehouse, and SIMBA Pro, which brings label printing onto the plant food for real-time inventory and production information.

Key results include accuracy, end-to-end traceability and PTI compliance, according to the release.

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FarmTrace can track a banana’s journey from farm to consumer

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 08:54
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The retailing of the humble banana is set to go hi-tech in some parts of the country soon. By scanning a QR code, one can soon track the journey of the banana from the farm to the consumer’s basket. Happy Banana, the fruit brand from Desai Fruits Venture Pvt Ltd (DFV), has started deploying the QR code…

P&O Ferrymasters to enable smarter flows of trade with first 'track and trace' system for containers in Europe

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 08:51
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P&O Ferrymasters announced the launch of an advanced track and trace service for its container customers, making it the first major logistics business in Europe to introduce the technology. The service will allow customers to receive real-time updates on the precise location of their goods as they are…

Bridging the gap between farm and packhouse with provenance verification technology

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-01 Tue 09:11
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The uptake of new technologies to provide traceability within the fruit and vegetable industry has increased over the last few years. This is partially in response to the recent food tampering and contamination crises, but also through an industry wide recognition that good traceability systems offer…

How to prevent disruptions in live tracking of fresh produce?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-01 Tue 09:11
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Growing season is fast approaching for many fruit producers in Asia and the Southern Hemisphere’s Australia and New Zealand. “Whether you are a farmer of cherries, avocados, citrus or durian, the ability to track the location and temperature of in-transit domestic and/or export shipments is critical to…

'At Capespan we continue to look at new ways to add value to the supply chain'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-26 Wed 11:02
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Sustainable farming and visibility of the fresh produce supply chain is key to building a strong partnership with retailers. Today’s consumers are also keen on knowing where and how their fruit is grown and want the assurance that product is grown responsibly.“Innovation in supply chain management from…

'Consumers want to know more about the food they eat, now more than ever'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-11 Tue 09:51
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The emergence of COVID-19 has accelerated the need for reliable end-to-end traceability in the fresh produce industry, according to a leading Australian blockchain traceability and assurance system. Co-Founder of FreshChain Systems Greg Calvert says there has been growing awareness of food safety and…