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Produce Traceability Initiative

Cost of traceability negated by legal, marketing benefits

Editor’s note: This is the third piece in a four-part series. The final installment is scheduled to publish Oct. 3. One step forward and one step back might be sufficient in the context of a boot scootin’ line dance, but in the context of foodborne illness outbreaks and increasingly long, complex supply chains, consumers and… Continue Reading

Produce Traceability Initiative Seeks Input

The Produce Traceability Initiative is currently in the process of forming industry-led working groups to guide its future activities.  The initiative was designed in order to help the produce industry maximize and improve traceback procedures and standardize industry-wide traceability practices. Working groups are open to industry members from across the fresh produce supply chain, and… Continue Reading

Survey Indicates Progress on Traceability

On Thursday, the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), a comprehensive program to build an electronic trace-back system throughout the produce supply chain, released the results of a survey of more than 260 industry members. The survey, which was conducted online by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce, was designed to gauge industry members’… Continue Reading