FoodLink announced that Gourmet Trading Company, the largest distributor of fresh asparagus in North America, will implement the company’s produce traceability (PTI) solution on all packed and shipped produce within the United States.
“We have started to implement the system in our largest region. We are pleased with the results and look forward to rolling the system out in additional regions soon,” says Evagelina Kaudze, food safety director for Gourmet Trading Company.
Gourmet Trading Company’s website now features a link to FoodLink where retailers can look up the code found on their PTI label to find out the lot code, global trade item number (GTIN) and product name.
Consumers and retailers are demanding more information about the sources of the fresh food they purchase. As a result, growers and shippers of fresh produce are turning to solutions such as FoodLink to enable faster and more cost effective sharing of information about where food is grown, and all the way through the stages of harvesting, packing, shipping, sales and receiving.
“The fresh food industry is getting serious about supply chain transparency, and FoodLink customers are realizing the benefits of cloud-based solutions and real-time data to bring fresh, safe food to market more efficiently than ever before,” says Kevin Brooks, chief marketing officer, FoodLink. “Forward-thinking companies such as Gourmet Trading are leading the way, and we’re happy to help them succeed.”