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Ocean Mist Farms reports progress with its Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) and Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN) compliance and implementation efforts.
In the wake of recent outbreaks of foodborne illness, FDA has recognized the need for a more effective traceability system throughout the supply chain. The produce industry has been proactive in addressing this concern, and produce industry trade groups are proponents of uniform electronic traceability between all participants in the supply chain.
To that end, Castroville, Calif.-based Ocean Mist Farms continues to address the challenges associated with the adoption and implementation of the GTIN system, and the company is in the process of internally assigning GTIN codes to every case configuration within its product portfolio. Next month, the company plans to test the system with a retailer.
“Ocean Mist Farms is certain that these changes will enhance produce traceability and provide all stakeholders a more efficient and effective mode of tracing product through the supply chain,” said company COO Joe Pezzini.
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