Inside the Box Solutions for the Fresh Produce Industry

Produce Industry Throwback, by F. Charles Waud… Back in November 2018, Forbes published What Blockchain Has To Do With Turkey, Romaine Lettuce and Food Safety. It was as informative back then as it is today. If you’ve been looking for less gobbledygook and more substance related to blockchain technology, you will appreciate this resource. And…Read More

Latest Updates for the Fresh Produce Industry

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new traceability rules that seek elevated record-keeping for many fresh produce items, from all fresh-cut products to leafy greens and tomatoes. Starting Sept. 23, there will be a 120-day public comment period on the new rule through the Federal Register. A…Read More

Support for Fresh Produce Businesses During COVID-19 and Always!

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud…  As businesses in the fresh produce industry pivot to deal with the effects of COVID-19, they can be assured of ongoing support from WaudWare and produce marketing associations, such as PMA in the U.S. and CPMA in Canada. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association website offers information and insights…Read More

Blockchain Technology News

Albertsons Will Use IBM’s Blockchain Network to Trace Romaine Lettuce Supply Chain Source: VentureBeat Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the U.S., is joining the blockchain-based IBM Food Trust network to help keep track of items in the food supply chain such as romaine lettuce. That’s important, as tainted romaine…Read More

Latest Software Updates to Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software

Extensive and Reliable Software for Fresh Produce Industry Companies Each month we compile and publish updates, additions and enhancements to PICS software. This is part of our ongoing commitment to make PICS the world’s best selling software for the fresh produce industry. Here are the software updates we made to PICS during June. We have:…Read More

New Information on CFIA Safe Food for Canadians Act

Strengthening Canada’s Food Safety System The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is committed to strengthening Canada’s world-class food safety system. This includes fully bringing into force the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) through new regulations—the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) became law in November 2012. Since then,…Read More

OPMA: Re-Assignment of Price Look-Up Codes

The long term objective of the IFPS [International Federation for Produce Standards] is to improve supply chain efficiency of the global fresh produce industry through developing, implementing and managing harmonized international standards. As the adoption of price look-up codes (PLU) has gained traction, the IFPS has committed to transitioning the previously unused ‘8’ prefix to…Read More

Who Needs to Upgrade Software?

The consensus at WaudWare is this. We believe there is a lot of traceability system upgrade and implementation work to come from wholesalers and distributors. Many of our existing customers in the growing and packing business have already done quite a bit of work in this area. We are getting a lot of inquiries for…Read More

Loss of Payment Protection for Canada’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry

Devastating news for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry in Canada. On October 1st, 2014, the US government informed Minister Ritz that Canada was losing Canadian preferential access to their Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) system of payment protection for the produce industry. This will have significant consequences for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry…Read More

Enhanced Document Control in Fresh Produce Industry Software – PICS

We have added an Export Values button to the Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software Sales Order, Point of Sale, PO/Receiving, Purchase Order, AR Voucher, AP Voucher, Work Order and Grower Work Order screens whereby you can set or clear the export flags in the relevant documents. This gives you control over whether any of…Read More