Comments are in for proposed Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Controls, but final rules have not been issued, leaving processors time to explore audit and certification alternatives.
When Walmart acts, the food industry notices. So when the retailer announced a produce traceability initiative (PTI) mandating standard case labels including GTIN, lot/batch#, voice pick code and pack or sell by date, Food Engineering wanted to know more. We spoke with Tom Kozenski of JDA Software about Walmart’s efforts to implement Produce Traceability Initiative standards and what it could mean for the future of fresh produce retail. Kozenski says proper labeling and tracking will provide improved product freshness and give all parties greater inventory visibility and control, lowering overall supply chain costs.
From mid-2010 onwards, IOI-Loders Croklaan Europe will become the first palm oil supplier in continental Europe to supply fully segregated, RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil. The announcement was made by Chris Linderman, business unit manager bulk oils Europe for IOI-Loders Croklaan, during a seminar on sustainable palm oil held in Paris. The seminar included presentations from Unilever, WWF France and Carrefour… Read more »