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Overview of barcodes in the Food Industry for dummies

A lot of companies approached me over the past few weeks about challenges they had with barcodes. While I wrote already a few items on the topic, I thought to write a general overview for people with the necessary resources … Continue reading

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Germany steps forward with interoperable traceability

Interoperable traceability is moving full steam ahead in Germany. Efforts which have been similar to PTI (Produce Traceability Initiative) and mpXML (Meat Traceability guideline) have evolved traceability to the next level. Retail case ready packages are marked with QR-Codes that … Continue reading

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Food Traceability – the role of the consumer

A lot has been discussed about internal (in-plant) traceability, as well as external traceability. Legislators have been urged (by e.g. the Institute of Food Technologists) to work on mandated interoperable traceability systems, that allow us to locate any outbreaks much … Continue reading

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Food Traceability – Associations can take the lead!

I read this week an interesting article on The Packer, one of the leading magazines for the produce industry. Produce has been front and center or the upcoming legislation, the “enhanced food safety act HR.2749, passed” or “food safety modernization … Continue reading

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Food Traceability – ROI and benefits

Very early in my life I learned that there are two ways to get to more money in my pocket. Either I make more or spend less. It is that simple, and during my entire professional career including some years … Continue reading

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