Banana traceability app manages banana traceability in the washing, sorting, and banana packing process. Full banana quality control, recalls, audits, and banana labels for traceability.  

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Banana traceability app 

Banana traceability packing app for Banana traceability storage washing, Banana traceability grading, and management of Banana traceability for improved Banana traceability & storage quality control, Banana traceability & recalls/mock recall, audits, logistics, orders, sales & shipping and export.

Software app for Fresh produce Asparagus packing: grading, sorting, and processing. Includes export, wholesale, and full packing management app. Built around traceability & recalls: bar-code inventory, B2B Customer Portal, Shop front, FARM MANAGEMENT OPTION and more... Farmsoft provides complete management for onion packing, broccoli packing, citrus packing, pepper packing, tomato packing, avocado packing, potato packing. Salad packing, Loose leaf lettuce and other fresh produce such as spinach, rucola, chicory, watercress. Cucumber packing. Citrus packing app for lemon, orange, mandarin, tangerine, clementine. Asparagus packing. Onion inventory & storage. Potato inventory storage app. Potato traceability app for better packing & logistics. Onion traceability management. Tomato traceability for food safety. Print fresh produce blockchain QR codes.  Pepper & capsicum traceability app reduces pepper waste.  Broccoli traceability app for easy recalls and audits.  Carrot traceability app for better inventory and less waste.  Manage salad traceability during the salad mixing and packing process.  Leafy greens traceability app full business management packing & processing of kale, microgreens, collard greens, spinach, cabbage, beet, watercress, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, arugula, rukola, endive, bok choy, turnip greens.  Manage citrus traceability for packing & processing of orange, lime, and lemon.  Manage cucumber packing & sales process.  Asparagus traceability app make easy traceability in the packing and sales space for asparagus: complete management of inventory, QC, sales, recalls and food safety audits.  Seafood traceability app for better seafood packing, seafood IQF, seafood storage.

Inventory traceability

Manage incoming fresh produce traceability inventory & storage inventory, capture supplier details, traceability and costs (optionally capture on PO in advance), create inventory & pallet labels, record storage location of inventory.  Automatic inventory audit trail and tracking.  Unlimited inventory items. Bar-code inventory management.

Stock-take traceability

Perform stock-takes any time by category or storage location.  Know how much onion inventory you have in real time, even search by storage location.  Report by product line and storage location, or product category. 

Farm App

Full farm record keeping, activity management, best practices, budgeting, time-sheets, machinery costs, inventory, cherry farm traceability, PHI/WHP management, and more... 

Sales, shipping,  order traceability

Print pick sheet to pick Seafood traceability inventory & storage orders manually, or scan inventory / pallets onto orders, or auto select inventory,  or rapidly sell without an order.  Track paid, and unpaid invoices.  Attach documents to invoices / photos of outgoing shipments.

Traceability & recalls

Instant mock recalls both up and down the supply chain using keys based on supplier lot/batch, supplier name, delivery date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, customer reference, order # and more...  Reduces fresh produce food safety compliance costs and makes audits easy.  Blockchain traceability by CHAIN-TRACE (TM)

Invoices, BOL, labels for pallets & inventory traceability

Choose from a gallery of invoices, bill of lading, freight notes, and industry standard fresh produce labels including Walmart, Tesco, Aldi, Coles, Pick 'n Save, Woolworths and more...

Batch packing traceability 

Record all batch inputs such as fruit & vegetables, packaging materials, and other raw materials.  Batch costs automatically tracked.  Batch recalls automatically track suppliers & traceability.

Logistics traceability

View open orders & balances. Assign orders to specific staff for picking, assign to trucks / driver, transport company.  Set loading order for multiple orders on one truck.  See when orders are ready shipped and print bill of lading, export documents, and invoices. 

Quality control

Perform QC tests for incoming pepper inventory, packed, pre-shipping. Configure QC tests for ANYTHING you want to test, supplier quality control tracking.  Attach unlimited photos & documents to QC tests from your cell or tablet.  

Price lists

Manage prices that will be used when a customer order is recorded.  Set up price lists for specials, specific products & customers or promotions.  


Profit:  Analyze profit of each onion line, variety, and even track individual customer profit, and batch level cost & profit.  Sales:  Monitor sales progress & shipments.  Quality:  supplier performance & more...


Auto shipment and sale alerts to customers.  Configure BOM, packing / manufacturing processes, special rules to control the processes in your business (your consultant will do this for you).   

Value adding

For food service and processors:  specify the ingredients for each product you manufacture, farmsoft will calculate required quantities to fill open orders and schedule the batch.  Automatic creation of inventory outputs.  All ingredients and inputs are costed.

Unlimited sites & warehouses

Create multiple sites, specify which sites each employee can view (this restricts inventory, orders, invoices etc to selected sites).  Great for businesses with multiple locations across the country or planet.

Global traceability standards

Farmsoft supports global traceability standards such as GS1 Global Traceability Standard,  optional fresh produce blockchain by CHAIN-TRACE.COM

Purchase orders

Order raw materials, packaging materials and more from suppliers.  Analyze orders and prices using Purchases dashboard.  Traceability linked back to purchase orders.

Re-order traceability alerts

Receive alerts when inventory needs to be reordered, analyze inventory that will need ordering in the future, and inventory that is approaching expiry...

Finance apps

Integrate with Xero finance, or export invoices (AR) and Purchase Orders (AP) to your chosen finance app like MYOB, Quickbooks, , FreshBooks, Wave, SaasAnt, SAGE and others... Export traceability data for other apps.

Reduce Banana waste by 99%

Inventory control ensures there is no 'shrinkage', fresh produce inventory is FIFO managed, and expiring inventory always monitored, with automatic traceability being enforced at all times.

Reduce Banana traceability administration time by 60%

Automatic traceability & paperwork, labels (case and pallet) and reporting reduces the burden on administration teams and saves everyone's time.

Rapid & consistent Banana quality control

Quality control and food safety has never been easier with industry standard quality tests, food safety checklists; or configure your own tests.  Enhanced post harvest traceability.

100% accurate Banana orders, 100% accurate traceability!

Guarantee only the correct inventory is shipped for each order, on time, every time.  Simple traceability solution.

Easy Banana traceability

Perform instant mock recalls and audits at any time, from anywhere. No need to compile reports or search for documents. International food safety traceability standards maintained.

Reduce Banana traceability overheads by 40%

Automated management of traceability tasks saves operational teams time recording traceability information. 

Faster Banana inventory & traceability

Know exactly which inventory is available, where it is, and when it expires:  any-time, anywhere.  Bar-code tracked inventory is fast and accurate.

100% accurate Banana production & packing

Rapidly assign customer orders to production batches, line & inventory managers receive instant alerts.  Manufacture / pack the exact quantity required for each order. 

Australia's Bartle Frere Bananas using IoT and data to improve banana traceability
Everything from weather monitoring stations, soil moisture sensors, and RFID tags are helping Bartle Frere Bananas improve the way its bananas are grown and moved through the supply chain.

"If you can trace a cow, you can track anything," Gavin Devaney, owner and managing director of Bartle Frere Bananas told ZDNet. It's the reason why for the last two years he has been rolling out sensors and relying on data to improve the overall operation of his 250-acre North Queensland banana farm, including ensuring it meets management best practice.

On-site at Bartle Frere Bananas are weather monitoring stations and soil moisture sensors designed to help control irrigation levels on a section-by-section basis within each paddock, as well as solar-powered, inline nitrate sensors that regulate the use of fertilisation, monitor sediment, and reduce nitrate run-off.

Devaney explained that working with Hitachi Vantara to install these sensors has allowed him to gauge the size of the fruit and understand the potential impact that weather has on his crops.

"We're going through a process of seeing the effects of seasons and how bananas grow because, yes, we know that different seasons affect the fill rate on bananas and production, but this is giving us the actual micro measurement," he said.

The sensors have also helped to identify areas where Devaney was underwatering.

"Where I thought I was probably a high-water user, wasn't; I was underwatering … and I can see it in the crop" he said. "I haven't looked back since. I've been doing what I've been doing; it did change the way I had been watering and where I thought I could wait a little bit longer after the rain -- and I could do whatever I had to do -- but no, no, no I needed to be more in front of it and not behind it to be able to water right."

A supply-chain tracking system has been another addition to the farm's operations. Currently under trial, the farm has deployed radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, encoded with a unique identification number, to track and trace the fruit from farm to market for banana traceability.

RFID tags are attached to each banana bunch in the paddock, which according to Devaney, makes them easier to locate when they are ready for bagging.

"It works in favour for us to control traffic … because if only 20 bells come out that week … my bagger has to go out and find those 20 bunches in a 10-acre paddock, so instead of him driving up and down every row … we are able to turn around, give him the location of a bunch in that paddock," he said.

Once the bunches are sorted at the farm's shed, another Bluetooth barcode is affixed to the pallet to track the movement, temperature, and GPS location of the containers all the way to the shops. Being able to track and trace the fruit means better quality assurance, Devaney said.

"Look back to what happened to the strawberry industry, I never ever want to end up in that process where … due to something happening to a portion from our farm and I couldn't locate where the problem had come from … [we] might have to get rid of millions of dollars of fruit," he said.

The smart farm project was established between Bartle Frere Bananas and Hitachi Vantara, with funding support from the Australian government's National Landcare Program, Hort Innovation, as well as Horticultural Research, the Australian Banana Grower's Council, AusVeg, and more.

Tracking the World’s Bananas:  Banana Traceabilty
Maybe it’s because the banana is such a complete food? Maybe because it’s the original convenient and portable meal?

While the root of the banana’s prevalence in the world’s diet can be debated, one thing that isn’t is that bananas are popular.

In fact, according to 2014 global industry report, they are the world’s most popular fruit.

As consumption continues to grow, banana producers are taking note of the potential industry impacts of unsustainable practices and adapting voluntary standards. These standards aim to address key sustainability issues along the global supply chains for bananas and include Fairtrade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance.

Frequentz’s tracking technology continues to play a key role in enabling supply chain stakeholders to verify compliance with these standards and provide transparency to customers.

Bananas Are Traceable 
All loose bananas of PLUS are imported from Colombia and are Fairtrade certified since 2010. Currently, bananas are the most sold fresh food product in the PLUS supermarkets and are one of the most traded and consumed fruits in the world. This bears some negative side effects. The banana supply chains are under pressure because it causes negative impacts like environmental degradation, high water usage, and biodiversity loss. The environmental footprint and therefore the climate impact of the banana is significant. By making this supply chain transparent, it can help measure and monitor the environmental footprint of the individual actors in the banana supply chain. Therefore, PLUS, Fyffes and SIM worked together to take the traceability of the Fairtrade banana supply chain to the next level and make them climate neutral.

The solution
The Powerchain solution by SIM provides transparency about the product journey and actors involved through the supply chain while logging different product related information and quality checks. Data is captured and shared in detail through every step of the supply chain by the supply chain partners. In this case, the carbon footprint (CO2) of all individual actors have been calculated in collaboration with the Climate Neutral Group (CGN). Consumers are able to retrieve the details about the journey of their bananas by scanning a QR-code sticker on the banana and entering a farm group code.

The consumer can see the timing and route of the journey of their banana, from which plantation or group of plantation it originates and which quality checks have been performed in the chain. Additionally, in the Powerchain applicable certificates (such as Fairtrade, Global Gap & Rainforest Alliance) are logged and verified for each step and actor in the supply chain. Next to this, the CO2 emissions of each batch of bananas are compensated based upon calculations of the Climate Neutral Group. As a result, the Climate Neutral bananas of PLUS are traceable from farm to the distribution center(DC) of PLUS while detailed product data is logged on the Powerchain and visible for consumers via the PLUS consumer website. The next step for the project partners is to decrease their carbon footprint by finding solutions in their own systems and processes that they can control and therefore start in setting.

QR code for the traceability of pineapple and organic bananas
According to an EFSA study published in June of this year, 53 percent of EU citizens surveyed say the issue of where their food comes from is a relevant purchasing criterion. The origin is therefore more important than costs (51%), food safety (50%) or their taste preference (49%).

PENNY recognized this trend at an early stage and is gradually introducing more extensive product and source information, especially for its own brands. From Monday 19-08-2019, all pineapples will be provided with a QR code. For these, customers can access a special website. There they will find detailed information about the respective plantation as well as its sustainability activities, audits or awards. In September (from 09-09 onwards) the Naturgut organic bananas will also appear with a corresponding QR code.

For example, PENNY customers can read that pineapple supplier Tropicales del Valle of San Carlos, Costa Rica, is a family business. The finca is located in the province of Alajuela, where mainly pineapple, but also sugar cane and coffee is being grown. The plant, which sold around 3.5 million boxes of pineapple last year, employs 364 people, 60 of whom are women. The company is certified Rainforest Alliance, GLOBAL G.A.P and GRASP. In addition, PENNY customers can find out in words and pictures that Tropicales del Valle has voluntarily protected 150,000 square meters of rainforest on the estate. In addition, the website provides general information on the sustainability commitment of PENNY (including REWE Group Central America Fund).

Ecological responsibility in the supply chain
"Our customers should be able to trust us and our products. With the introduction of the QR code we show that we are aware of our social and environmental responsibility in the supply chain. Customers who buy pineapples and bananas from us can do so with confidence and with a clear conscience because we place great value on the selection of our partners. In doing so, we also look at its environmental and social stance," said Stefan Magel, Divisional Board Member for Retail Trade REWE Group and COO PENNY.

Ever wondered how the curvy yellow banana reached your fruit basket from the farm? The answer could be just a QR code scan away. Happy Banana, the fruit brand of Desai Fruit Ventures, has started to deploy Farm Trace, a QR Code solution that helps c...

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Case level banana traceability
Happy Banana brand deploys QR code to give details of the farm’s location and ripening chamber
The retailing of the humble banana is set to go hi-tech in some parts of the country soon. By scanning a QR code, one can soon track the journey of the banana from the farm to the consumer’s basket.

Happy Banana, the fruit brand from Desai Fruits Venture Pvt Ltd (DFV), has started deploying the QR code solution FarmTrace on the fruit that will help consumers track the journey of the fruit — with the details and the location of the farm where it was grown and the ripening chamber, where it was ripened and packed before reaching the retail shelves.

Transparency for customers
“FarmTrace helps us to further differentiate our premium bananas from other suppliers and give our consumers full transparency and assurance about buying a healthy and hygienically produced product,” said Marco Klinge, CEO, DFV, a large producer and exporter of bananas based in Navsari, Gujarat. Further, FarmTrace can help producers and farmers realise better price for their produce.

DFV handles about 100,000 tonnes of bananas annually, of which about 70 per cent is exported and the rest sold in domestic market, Klinge told BusinessLine adding that the company was looking to triple its fruit volumes this year.

DFV is a portfolio company of Pioneering Ventures, a food, finance and technology platform based in Switzerland. The FarmTrace solution was developed Lateral Praxis, an agri-tech company acquired by Pioneering Ventures in May this year.

FarmTrace is based on technology architecture that links MIS data already logged by food producers and suppliers, tracks each piece of fruit, vegetable or fresh produce packet based on a unique sticker. Klinge said the QR code solution would also be deployed on other farm produce such as pineapples and rice going forward.

“Consumers in India and across the world are becoming increasingly conscious about the food they consume, and they prefer to know exactly where the product comes from, when it was harvested and how it was produced,” said Pablo Erat, Co-founder of Pioneering Ventures, in a statement.

Suniti Gupta, CEO Pioneering Ventures Tech, said, “FarmTrace is the only solution in India today that enables traceability on an individual fruit level. We are in process of integrating our systems with Blockchain technology now.”

Keeping it simple
“We have also deliberately kept it simple for farmers, supply chain partners and vendors to join in. They can make their food traceable without incurring a huge cost, by just enrolling with us. We provide ample tech support to the small-scale farmers to help enroll them and onboard them on this journey of being able to provide traceability features to their produce.”

So far, over 3,000 farmers are on the map of FarmTrace. The web-based solution aims to enroll around 10,000 farmers in the pilot phase by March 2021.

Recently, INI Farms, another large exporter announced the deployment of QR code traceability feature on its fruit brand Kimaye for products such as pomegranate, arils and coconut. INI Farms had said its bananas will carry the QR code on the fruit from December.

Tracking The Bananas:  Banana Traceability: From Kerala To UK – VFPCK
The Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council of Kerala (VFPCK) decided to use the GI tag for their product Nendran bananas for export. Adhering to strict quality standards and ensuring transparency in the supply chain required the need for robust traceability solutions. VFPCK approached Bengaluru based TraceX technologies to digitize their complete export journey.


With COVID-19 affecting almost every business around the world, the farming sector was no different. It was directly faced with the challenge of realizing the accurate value for the produced commodities. One such commodity was the Nendran banana, which is predominantly grown in Kerala.

The challenge
Farmers who had invested in the cultivation of the Nendran Banana were unable to reap their planned profits. This was because, firstly, they were unable to attain export quality certification. Secondly, farmers were unable to trace their produce to the end of the value chain; their visibility on the produce ended when it left their premises, so they were unsure of the true worth of the produce. On the other side, the European demand for banana supplies from Asian countries had dropped drastically because of the shift of the consumer mindset to health and organic products, and the Nendran banana was not certified so. Analyzing the situation, the Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council of Kerala [VFPCK] decided to take the necessary steps to market their local banana variety across the European continent.

Since the Nendran Banana is exported from Kerala, the VFPKC decided to use the geographical indicator to popularize the product, and thus increase exports and fetch a better price for its production. According to WIPO, a geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. To simplify, bananas exported from Kerala are quite reputed, and by using a GI, you are certifying that the banana will live up to the expected quality. The exported Nendran Banana produce was primarily targeted at NRIs staying in Europe, with a view to providing them with an opportunity to relish a local favorite even from abroad. Through this initiative, VFPCK wished to help the Indian farmer experience profitable farming by exporting quality produce. They then started the groundwork to initiate the banana consignment export overseas.

However, achieving export quality standards for European markets, especially by banana producers from the unorganized sector of Kerala, is quite challenging. The whole process demanded an organized approach and diligent coordination, beginning from planting up to the post-harvest export process. The pre-harvest activities by farmers like crop planting, pest & disease control, adhering to sustainable agriculture practices, demanded recording-keeping and advisory support from expert teams. After a banana harvest, an intense post-harvest process recording takes place to ensure quality. A processing team follows up at this end. Co-coordinating with all these multiple stake holders and keeping track of each stage wise update was daunting task for VFPCK.

The need for support
Initial setbacks helped VFPCK realize that two things: first, they were required to meet strict standards to be eligible for export; second, end-consumers were apprehensive about the origin and journey of the banana. They quickly understood that these hurdles could only be crossed by deploying digital technologies. This is when they approached the Bangalore-based TraceX Technologies team, to digitize their complete export journey, since TraceX advocated “Traceability on Blockchain”.

The TraceX approach
The biggest challenge was addressed first: end-to end multiple stakeholder connectivity. TraceX easily accommodated this requirement using their solution called “Foodsign”, which involved the farmers, an agro-advisory team, as well as a processing and export team. The tracking of the banana production extended across the value-chain: from the geo-mapped farms, to the crop cultivation and its associated activities; from coordinating between the farmer and field officer, to harvest and transfer of produce to Processing center; everything was tracked in real time. Post-harvest activities like gathering the bananas, cleaning, sorting, grading, hygiene packing and precooling process were recorded on-the-go using the Foodsign application.

Happily ever after
Eventually, TraceX delivered on its promise: all export parameters are now met and the produce is ever-ready to be sailed to Europe.

This entire journey is digitized on a single QR code, which is attached to each crate of bananas exported overseas. This code is made available to the end consumer, thus meeting the requirement of end-to-end transparency across the supply chain.