Produce and produce products need a traceable chain from producers and handlers to consumers for the need to know food safety of the public. ScoringAg provides the real time recordkeeping of GAP's at the field for producers and BMP's at packing sheds, transporters, refrigeration, storage facilities and retailers.
The traceable information needs to be available to the consumer in real time no matter the location. Consumers can then be able to make better and more informed choices before purchase. Cell phone communications and in store computer kiosks information should be assessable within a couple of seconds to show the customer desired information about produce and produce derived products code.
This all happens with ScoringAg's item-level stickers or barcodes directly attached to the produce or produce derived products with a SSI-EID code that is searchable directly from the real time database at traceback.com. The consumer can see certification dates, time in the pipeline to grocery from storage for freshness, variety, type, country of origin, organic or not, and who handled it when or if it was grown locally, GMO seed, hand or machine picked, and if it was irrigated or dry land farming plus other information right during the act of purchasing. You will even see the field location and recent picture if uploaded by the grower along with his website.
This chain of information travels with the product from field to fork. With item- level labeling and slap and ship tagging with RFID ,every moment of a products travel including temperature, testing, and inspection by regulatory can be recorded because of mounting pressure from consumers that brings the fork-to-farm traceability needs to the forefront. Growers and packers are reminded how woefully inadequate and wasteful current recall or paper recordkeeping systems are in their failed ability to quickly pinpoint the exact source of contamination in the food chain, instead requiring the dumping and destruction of billions of pounds and billions of dollars worth of good food, most of which is most likely safe to eat if we only made better use of field to fork traceback technology available from ScoringAg's database.
HACPP, GAP's, BMP's, FDA Bio-Terrorism rules, field audits, and other food safety quality control system documents of conventional, natural, and organic grown products with all kinds of certifications, mostly at the producer, processor, and importer levels are great, but they don't prevent recalls as recent events like peanuts have shown. Certifications, lot numbers, and branded labels do not provide an item level coding for traceback of products from grocers shelves to the field or source production site audits in a few seconds. Third party crossover certification's, water tests, BMP and GAP field audit's with the ScoringAg's audit trail verification record keeping system regains consumer confidence while providing full item-level sticker traceability in seconds even when other traceability systems are incorporated into ScoringAg labels like when QR codes are needed in Japan. Recalls if needed are site-specific, time-specific, handler-specific and product item-specific as to not disrupt the total food chain supply as to what happened in the spinach, produce, and the latest meat, cantaloupes, jalape'os, and peanut product recalls.
Food growers, importers, and processors along with retailers will now face the toughest questions of food origin, required testing, and quality. 90%+ of the consumers want to know now where the food comes from and its attributes. The biggest challenge for the manufacture, retailer, and restaurants now is to renew confidence and loyalty to their customers with products by featuring searchable ScoringAg traceback data.
ScoringAg's traceback and trace-up system for all agriculture products, featuring Site-Specific Recordkeeping and PIDC location codes, is one of the many divisions of ScoringSystem, Inc., located in Bradenton, Florida USA. The company specializes in providing solutions with mobile data, via wireless PDA's, laptops, and Semacode programmed internet ready Nokia, Siemens, and Sony Ericsson cell phones. SSI-EID food code searches can be done thru these other websites, Traceback.com and ScoringRestaurants.com to display public produce product records. With the use of RFID codes, SSI-EID label codes, and 2-D barcodes for trace-up and traceback of livestock and crops, produce, ingredients, tracking transport containers or perishable meats and other consumer goods, ScoringAg.com and ScoringContainers.com makes managing data easier and does it in an extremely low cost effective manner.