Food Safety and Traceability: Business updates - The Packer

Food Safety and Traceability: Business updates

01/18/2013 10:03:00 AM
Jim Offner

Yakima, Wash.-based Kwik Lok Corp. now is working with printer manufacturer Squid Ink to market the 901 Auto Print, an inkjet printer that will pair with Kiwk Lok closures, said Hal Miller, vice president of sales for Kwik Lok.

“The burden is put on the grower-packer-shipper with all that traceability information, and we’re trying to make it as easy as possible for them to apply the requirements to our Kwik Lok closure or closure label,” Miller said.

The 901 printer is ideally mated with the company’s closures, he said.

“You can put a 2-deep bar code or any information on our Kwik Lok closure,” he said.

The product debuted at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit last fall in Anaheim, Calif.


New Limeco develops label system

Princeton, Fla.-based grower-packer-shipper New Limeco LLC, is working to keep in step with the Produce Traceability Initiative, said Don Edgar, operations manager.

“We’re in the process of developing a labeling system that literally uses a process of bar codes and serialized labels which will identify, down to the pallet, every particular item that we carry,” he said.


RedLine Solutions working on interface

Santa Clara, Calif.-based RedLine Solutions Inc., which helps its customers integrate tracking technology systems, is now working with Englewood, Colo.-based Junction Solutions to develop an interface to integrate their software products to allow produce companies to more easily trace products.

RedLine spokeswoman Audren Van Normal said the interface integrates RedLine Field with Junction Solutions’ JunctionFB product. It is expected to be available by midyear.

RedLine is sponsoring “Building the Traceability Bridge,” a Web seminar to explain the integration, as well as review PTI requirements and best practices, Jan. 23.


ScoringAg technology helps with verification

Venice, Fla.-based ScoringAg, a global traceback and real-time record-keeping system, is using “electronic machine tele-metry” in technology that assists clients with procedure verification, said William Kanitz, the data keeper’s founder.

“How do you verify that I went on the packing line myself and I need to have proof positive in a court of law that I sanitized that line with what and how much? We’ve got that technology now, and it will be part of the database,” he said.

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