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Sebring, OH, United States, 2009/07/02 - With recent food safety scares that our country has experienced, the term "Food Traceability" has emerged. It is quickly becoming a hot topic with the fresh food industry and labeling.
MPI Label Systems is now certified with YottaMark to use their answer to Food Traceability which is called HarvestMark®. A code comprised of an ECC200 Data Matrix code with variable data, human readable data, and the HarvestMark® logo is used on fresh goods and vegetables giving valuable information that the product is safe and fresh, and where it came from.
The labeling requirement is for either a case label, PLU label, or UPC label to have the HarvestMark® system somewhere on the label. This provides instant trace-back and enables easy trace-forward in response to suspected food borne illness or recall events. Giving each product a unique identity, the solution creates one-to-one communications providing relevant product information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unit level authentication is available anywhere, anytime to anyone with a camera phone, a hand-held scanner, SMS, or access to the Internet.
This solution can benefit the entire food chain:
Established in 1968, MPI Label Systems (mpilabels.com) has grown to more than 500 employees, eight manufacturing facilities and 35 sales offices. MPI specializes in flexographic and digital pressure-sensitive labels, heat shrink sleeves, roll-fed wrap labels, booklets, coupons, thermal transfer, and RFID labels. MPI's Equipment & RFID Division products include labeling systems, shrink applicators, RFID systems, thermal printers, label software, dispensers, rewinders, parts, and technical services. Mfg. Plants in CA, CT, IL, NC, OH, TN, TX.