The PTI vision:
Supply chain-wide adoption of electronic traceability
Start Here for PTI Success
The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) outlines 7 milestones to implementing case-level electronic traceability in the produce industry. On this website you will find the tools and resources you need to implement PTI requirements within your company. If you’re just getting started with PTI implementation, check out the GS1 US company prefix pricing information here and take a look at the milestone-specific resources here.
Next Step: PTI Checklists
Join the PTI Buyer Working Group!
To address the remaining implementation challenges for the PTI, the Leadership Council is calling on all buyers supporting the initiative to join the newly forming PTI Buyer Working Group. Learn more here.
Find Out How Others Have Implemented PTI Milestones
With 50,000 acres spread over multiple states and countries and crops rotated more than twice annually, Growers Express found lot integrity was hard to maintain and traceability suffered. By assigning case labels with GS1 GTINs, the company now has real-time traceability for every one of the 18 million cartons it ships annually. As a result, traceability is facilitated field to shelf, stringent food safety measures are followed and documented, the company has increased productivity and realized substantial savings and efficiencies.
For the full list of PTI Case Studies and Pilot test findings, click here.
Leadership Council Implementation Updates
PTI Leadership Council companies share their implementation status. Click here.
Whole Foods Requests PTI Labels by Sept. 1
As part of a transparency and quality standards program with produce and flower suppliers, Whole Foods Market has announced support for the industry-driven PTI. PTI compliant labeling on all cases shipped to Whole Foods Market will be a pre-requisite for supplier participation in Whole Foods Market’s produce ratings system which beginning in Fall 2014 will provide deeper transparency to growing practices for Whole Foods Market shoppers. Whole Foods Market has launched a website for suppliers which will house traceability master data and receive electronic advance ship notices from suppliers. The deadline for PTI compliant case labeling is September 1, 2014. Whole Foods Market suppliers can email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details. Traceability technology companies and solution providers can email email@example.com for additional details.
Resources: October 13, 2014
Best Practice for Use of Hybrid Pallet Labels by Receivers
Resources: October 13, 2014
Best Practices for Formatting Hybrid Pallets Labels
News: July 17, 2014
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