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

Fresh Produce Inventory Traceability Software Updates!

WaudWare’s Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Helps Produce Businesses Improve Performance! Does your current software package help you deal with the real world complexities of managing fresh produce? If you’re a Wholesaler, Jobber, Distributor, Broker, Grower/Farmer, Shipper, Packer, in the business of distributing fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts and seeds, you should be…Read More

Produce Traceability Initiative Compliance and more…

Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software expertly handles the real world complexities of managing fresh produce for Wholesalers, Jobbers, Distributors, Brokers, Growers/Farmers, Shippers, Packers, Third Party (cold) Storage and any other companies in the business of distributing produce, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, plants… Here are the process improvements we…Read More

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Working Group Update

The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) vision is: supply chain-wide adoption of electronic traceability. As part of this Initiative, vendors are supposed to send customers an EDI 856 Ship notice, which contains information on the pallets contained in the shipment. Many in the industry, both shippers and receivers, have indicated the desire to eventually to use…Read More

Is WaudWare on Top of New Case Labelling Requirements?

In a word, yes! WaudWare’s flagship product, Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software is capable of handling traceability issues for fresh produce businesses – including case labelling requirements for retailers like Walmart. Read the back story of PICS and WebPICS in The Produce News article written by Gerry Weaver, WaudWare on top of new case…Read More

Refinements to the Storage Unit Controlled Inventory System in PICS

With the coming PTI (Produce Traceability Initiative) requirements, it would appear that all companies will need to use this type of inventory handling. We have a few “early adopters” who are already working on this with us. We are striving to make this newer part of the system easy to use such that when more…Read More

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Update for March/April 2013

Included in the March/April 2013 update is information covering the FSMA Update – Industry Submits Comments to FDA on IFT Traceability Recommendations, Buyer Working Group Update, Alpine Fresh Touts PTI Progress, Traceability News From Canada, Call for Case Studies, A Picture is Worth 1000 Words, and Select Articles Discussing PTI Progress. Read the update here.…Read More

PTI FYI CPMA GS1 PMS UF – January-February 2013

Don’t you just love all the acronyms and short forms we use today? Here’s an update, “for your information” on the “Produce Traceability Initiative” sponsored by the “Canadian Produce Marketing Association”, “GS1”, “Produce Marketing Association” and “United Fresh”. In this edition: No FSMA Trace Rules Yet, but Help is Available on Other Rules PTI Buyer…Read More

Downey Farms: A History of Quality

The folks at Downey Farms Ltd. have been using the Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) for several years. With Produce Traceability Initiatives (PTI) on the horizon, and to gain more control over their potato packing process, inventory and other needs, Downey Farms decided to implement the PICS Production Module. This will allow them to keep…Read More