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Food Supply Traceability: Labeling Keeps the Global Food Supply Safe
Industry groups, government agencies and companies throughout the food industry are rapidly implementing standards for food labeling and traceability, with the goals of enhancing public safety, regulatory compliance, supply chain efficiency and consumer confidence.
These initiatives are driven by real concerns, both human and commercial. In the US alone, more than 128,000 people are hospitalized every year as a result of food-borne illness, according to the US Centers for Disease Control — 3,000 of them die. And 80% of small- to mid-sized businesses fail within three years of a product recall due to the loss of sales, reputation and market value.
Consistent labeling and tracking along the supply chain addresses these concerns by:
- Helping organizations track and terminate epidemics of food-borne illness and guard against counterfeiting and bioterrorism;
- Helping consumers identify foods that may have been exposed to allergens such as peanuts or dairy, as well as products that are sustainably or organically raised; and
- Helping companies isolate weaknesses and improve efficiencies throughout their supply chains.
But how do growers, packers and manufacturers comply with requirements for labeling and tracking that differ from country to country while simultaneously controlling costs and streamlining processes?
Seagull Scientific BarTender is the world’s most trusted software for designing, printing and automating the production of labels, barcodes, RFID tags and more.
Deployed by hundreds of thousands of users around the world, BarTender gives you centralized and secure control of your food labeling processes while supporting multiple printer families across your supply chain — mobile printers in the field or shipboard, remote printers in your cold storage warehouse, or printers located in your central processing facility.
BarTender’s ability to integrate with ERP systems like Oracle and SAP helps producers, processors and retailers improve supply chain management while meeting regulatory requirements for business-to-business interoperability, communication and harmonized data.
And BarTender makes it easy to create labels that comply with the Produce Traceability Initiative. Every edition of BarTender includes an automated PTI label template that features all the elements mandated by Walmart and other retailers, including automatically calculated Voice Pick Code. The label is pre-formatted with correct fonts, GS1-128 barcode and quiet zones, all in the correct size and placement. On-screen prompts provide step-by-step directions for easy development and deployment.
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