FoodLink, the leader in supply chain and commerce solutions for the fresh food industry, has announced that leading asparagus marketer Gourmet Trading Company will implement the company’s produce traceability (PTI) solution on all packed and shipped produce within the US.
“We have started to implement the system in our largest region," noted Evagelina Kaudze, Gourmet Trading Company's food safety director. "We are pleased with the results and look forward to rolling the system out in additional regions soon."
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 and product name.
According to FoodLink, 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 realising the benefits of cloud-based solutions and real-time data to bring fresh, safe food to market more efficiently than ever before,” said Kevin Brooks, chief marketing officer at FoodLink. “Forward-thinking companies such as Gourmet Trading are leading the way, and we’re happy to help them succeed.”