“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.
SCS Global Services harmonizes marks
Audit service provider Emeryville, Calif.-based SCS Global Services, formerly Scientific Certification Systems, now is using the Kingfisher brand on all of its certification marks, said Chip Wood, marketing specialist.
“All of our certification marks looked different from one another, so we now have the Kingfisher brand that goes with all our public-facing marks and labels,” he said.
The company also will begin offering GlobalGAP — Option 2 to growers in the second quarter of this year, said Nova Sayers, business development director.