I certainly hope the day will come when we will have more uniform standards, but it will take a lot of effort a whole lot of leadership from the entire major players.
11: 50 a.m. Tom Will traceability work in the way (PTI) has designed it?
11:51 a.m. Howard: It is going to work. No new rules are without pain. It is going to be painful, especially when you get to the processors. When you get into that packinghouse where a 50-count box has been packed into 10-count box, that’s where the pain is really really going to be felt. With the proper technology, I think we can get there. But how much will the technology cost for smaller processors? They will be strained. But we needed it. I think five years down the road, when we finally pull the switch on it, we will be happy we did it. You can’t live in this world without knowing where your food comes from.