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Produce Marketing Association, Produce Marketing Association, and United Fresh Produce Association formed the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) in 2007 to help produce companies and their buyer partners to move toward achieving whole-chain traceability.

What is Produce Traceability Initiative?

Produce Marketing Association, Produce Marketing Association, and United Fresh Produce Association formed the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) in 2007 to help produce companies and their buyer partners to move toward achieving whole-chain traceability. The initiative was initially guided by a steering committee of more than 50 produce retailers, wholesalers, distributors, packer-shippers and growers.

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTi) is an industry-led effort to achieve standardized, electronic produce traceability across the entire supply chain. Within PTi, companies maintain their own internal traceability systems but share the GTIN of the products that are being shipped for external traceability. This information is tracked across the supply chain for true identification of produce. The main requirement for this initiative is to use the GS1-128 barcode symbology, which is based on the GS1 global standards.  Producelabels.com can help streamline your PTi program.  We offer a wide variety of label printers, label-printing software, printer ribbons and the lowest cost blank printer labels.  Call us today to set up a free PTi label consultation.

Produce growers and packers can order PLU labels online from an innovative menu of options which allow for growers to choose the solution which best suits their needs. PLU labels can be ordered 3 ways: Stock Labels, Semi-Custom Labels, or Custom Labels. Stock Labels include PLU number and a generic barcode and are shipped same day. Semi-Custom labels use Producelabels.com’s existing template that can be customized with the grower’s name, location and GS1 barcode. Semi-Custom labels ship in 1-3 days. Custom Labels are custom designed for the grower with their logo, name, GS1 barcode and any other design features the grower desires. Custom Labels ship in 3-7 days.

Growers in need of Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) solutions are also available from producelabels.com. Label software, thermal printers, printer ribbons and factory direct blank thermal and direct thermal labels are available for same day shipping. Producelabels.com offers a free label consultation to help growers choose the correct label products and ensure their labels are Big-Box retailer compliant.

“We have been supplying produce label solutions to the agriculture industry for over 20 years,” said Matt Collier, Flamingo Label president. “Over that span we have learned a lot about the needs of growers including following and educating ourselves about the Produce Traceability Initiative from it’s inception. The barcodes and label requirements have become very confusing. Some growers are not even sure where to begin. We can help with that. From working closely with several growers, we’ve learned what label material and adhesive work best for some of the applications unique to the industry including applying labels to RPC’s, wax boxes, wet conditions and difficult to label surfaces. Producelabels.com offers a fast, convenient and informative source for their label and PTI needs.”

Flamingo Label Company is a full service label manufacturer specializing in label products and solutions to the agriculture industry. Established in 1988 and headquartered in Clinton Township, MI, the company’s products include custom labels, thermal labels, thermal labels and label application equipment.   The company completes all aspects of every job in house including a full service art and creative department.

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