The FDA is proposing to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements (beyond what is already required in existing regulations) for persons who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods the Agency has designated for inclusion on the Food Traceability List.
Just a few weeks after releasing its improved traceability guidance, the Produce Traceability Initiative is encouraging buying groups to join the 15 who have already shown support for a harmonized case label.
Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, announced the creation of a new customer innovation center and the release of Procurant Trace, a mobile, cloud-based service that enables accurate product identification, even in the harshest of packing environments.
Using Glasschain™ integration software, this all-encompassing event database links California Giant and its customers ERP software; providing transparent visibility to real-time status of the product including harvest location and advanced shipping notifications to distribution centers.
The use of brand owner-specific UPCs or Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) captures the brand owner and product identification while also providing a number of benefits including the globally unique identification of fresh produce.