Post harvest traceability software for audits, recalls, automatic fresh produce inventory traceability for packers and processors of fresh produce.  Post harvest traceability software for for fresh produce packing, processing, export/import, sales – for fruit, vegetable, seafood packers.

99% less fresh produce packing waste

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management reduces waste through better FIFO stock rotation, stock-takes, and inventory alerts. RFID pallet control (optional) for precision inventory tracking. 

Save time packing fruit & vegetables

Increase the efficiency of fresh produce inventory using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry & errors, integrate with scales for automatic weighing, ore RFID for automatic fresh produce inventory tracking.

Better fresh produce quality control

Guarantee the quality of your fresh produce packing with flexible fresh QC testing systems from your phone or tablet. Customer feedback management, supplier quality control and more...

Reduce fresh produce packing errors & control production

Project required inventory (and shortages), schedule orders to be packed in batches , automatic alerts to prodution line managers.

100% accurate fresh produce order shipping

Shipping teams are guided through the dispatch process from picking using a phone or tablet (optional bar-code scanning), automatic picking, thru bill of lading, invoice, and automatic shipping notifications for customers, transport, and sales teams.

Reduce fresh produce packing administration costs by 40%

Automatic generation of fresh produce labels, bill of lading, invoice, picking documents and more; reduces administrative burden.

Easy audit & recall systems reduces compliance costs.

Faster fresh produce inventory storage  inventory

Accurate fresh produce & food inventory management delivers reduced waste and increased employee productivity. Manage FIFO, improve stock-take accuracy, scan harvester data, and keep a watchful eye on your inventory... Easy stock-take identifies shrinkage and helps reduce waste from ageing. 

100% accurate fresh produce traceability

Maintain strict fresh produce traceability and high food safety standards always. Perform recalls based on lot/batch, pack date, invoice #, inventory #, pallet #, delivery date, purchase order #, or perform a recall on your own user defined data. Perform instant recalls both up and down the supply chain. Makes audits easy and instant. COVID-19 food safety & auditing available. 

Reduce fresh produce waste by 99%

Inventory control ensures there is no 'shrinkage', food inventory is FIFO managed, and expiring inventory always monitored.

Reduce administration time by 60%

Automatic paperwork, labels, and reporting reduces the burden on administration teams and saves everyone's time.

Better fresh produce quality now

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

100% accurate orders!

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

Post harvest traceability software for audits, recalls, automatic fresh produce inventory traceability for packers and processors of fresh produce.   Post harvest traceability software for for fresh produce packing, processing, export/import, sales – for fruit, vegetable, seafood packers.

Farmsoft fresh produce packing app is for fruit & vegetable packer, processor, import/export.  Full fresh produce traceability, auditing, inventory control, and fresh produce business management app.

Quality inspection for fresh produce

Consistent and accurate quality control ensures higher customer satisfaction and adherence to industry, de-facto, and in-house quality control standards. Track supplier quality performance, customer feedback & complaints, create QC tests for any part of the fresh produce & food manufacturing process (incoming goods, raw materials, finished goods, expiry test, export/shipping tests), daily factory hygiene, machinery calibration, employee checklists... 

Fresh produce logistics

Manage orders, pack to order, picking and auto picking, dispatch & shipping process. Generate invoices, bill of lading, pick slips, export documentation and other sales documents... Dispatch teams are guided through the dispatch process ensuring every order is filled perfectly, and on time. Paperwork such as BOL, freight documents, export documents are automatically generated based on the customer and destination to guarantee no rejected shipments or issues at borders.

Fresh produce labels

Generate fresh produce SSCC pallet labels, GS1 case & PTI labels, bin labels, batch labels, traded unit labels, harvest labels and more. Use the built in industry standard labels for Walmart, Woolworths, Aldi, Tesco, Loblaws etc - or design your own with the built in label & report designer. Our team can design all of your fresh produce documents to ensure farmsoft matches your requirements perfectly.

Fresh produce packing control

Sales, Quality, Profit, Dispatch, Pack, Farm...... Dashboards for sales teams provide instant impressions of customer orders and current inventory levels. The dispatch dashboard helps plan shipments, order of loading, and transport companies & drivers... The Profit analysis dashboard shows margins per unit and most profitable customers. Use our API to access your data however you like.

Fresh produce batch packing

Project required raw materials needed to pack/manufacture orders, potential shortages, schedule multiple orders to be packed in batches on selected production lines with a few clicks, automatically send new job alerts to managers, schedule additional harvests, analyze outstanding orders. Manage entire packing and manufacturing process with ease.

Fresh produce alerts monitoring

Automatic alerts for shipments can be sent to customers, transport providers, or even team members. Every time a batch is finished processing, receive an alert with the pack-out breakdown and percentages of grades & quality and waste. Alerts can include simple shipment notifications, or even invoices and original order details. Other alerts include order changes/modifications, yield reports, new order alerts, and low inventory alerts... 

Farm app option

Implement the farmsoft Farm Management suite to provide a comprehensive integrated business management solution from seed to plate. Includes automatic task management, best practices, budgeting, farm inventory, PHI enforcement, audits, residue reporting, USDA reporting, dashboards, recalls and more... 

Fresh produce supplier quality control

Suppliers must know that your business is measuring and tracking their performance. Any trends that effect the quality of fresh produce can be quickly detected, automatically traced back to the fresh produce supplier (especially if a result of a customer complaint / feedback), management and purchasing teams are automatically alerted when a supplier quality issue happens. Quantify your suppliers quality using the Supplier Quality Dashboard. 

Fresh produce finance apps

Share data with your Xero finance app, Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, using our API, or request our team perform a custom integration for your fresh produce company. This is an optional module, please ask your consultant for additional details and discuss your specific requirements, additional costs will apply for integration with your chosen finance app. 

Fresh produce RFID

Automatic tracking of each pallet’s exact location. Makes loading orders accurate and easy, stops errors during shipping. Very low costs to setup your hardware using farmsoft’s innovative RFID for fresh produce solution. Pallets put onto truck are auto added to order, and checked for accuracy. Pick up a pallet and its RFID instantly selected. Add pallet/bin to production line and its auto added to batch for traceability.

Fresh produce API

Integrate with virtually any other app or software solution using the farmsoft API. It's open! Anyone can use it. Your in house I.T. team, or any external I.T. vendor you want to help you with integration. Add your own reports, extract special data, or even create new interfaces between farmsoft and any app such as accounting, payroll, B2B, B2C. Other integration in farmsoft includes the ability to integrate with selected weigh scales to capture fresh produce net delivery weights.

Fresh produce bloch-chain

Increase customer confidence and prove the credentials of your traceability integrity and transparency with block-chain ledger technology.   We use the chain-trace.com blockchain solution. (Optional module not included with standard Packing / Food Manufacturing ERP solution).

Improve fresh produce production planning

Efficient management customer orders, and the ability to analyze orders gives you new production planning tolls in farmsoft. Ensure each order is filled to exact specifications, on time, every time. Increase customer satisfaction and retention, and reduce stress in the packhouse with confident production planning using work orders/batch orders, sales contracts, sales orders, and sales order items. Are you manufactruing or processing chili products? Try farmsoft for chili processing. 

Accurate fresh produce traceability

Quality officers are guided through the quality control process, presented with images and instructions for each test, ensuring they know what to look for at all times, corrective actions are presented if a quality issue is detected. This makes training new fresh produce quality control officers fast, and ensures consistency in the quality control management processes for incoming fresh produce, post pack/post processing, storage, and dispatch. 

Efficient use of fresh produce cold stores

Maximize your cold store use and rotation of stock using farmsoft's pallet maps, and precision traceability tracking with expiring inventory reminders.
Cold store management software for fruit importers, exporters, packers, cross docking, and short and long term fruit storage.

Post harvest traceability software for audits, recalls, automatic fresh produce inventory traceability for packers and processors of fresh produce.  Post harvest traceability software for for fresh produce packing, processing, export/import, sales – for fruit, vegetable, seafood packers.

The farmsoft inventory control app provides business wide quality management inspection systems for fresh produce, food manufacturing, seed processing, meat packing & processing, and flower packing.

Tesco food safety compliance food packers
Tesco food safety compliance for food manufacturers, packers, import, export, wholesale.  Tesco customers expect us to only sell products made to the highest quality and that are responsibly sourced. They trust us to ensure that all our products are safe and comply with all the applicable laws and regulations.

Within Tesco we have a number of highly skilled teams and colleagues across the globe that are dedicated to ensuring our customer expectations are not only met but exceeded. They manage the quality of products from the original product concept right through to our stores and customers.
Although this page is based on our UK business, a similar approach is taken across our international markets whilst ensuring all legal and cultural differences are acknowledged and catered for.  Through understanding customers and their needs, product and market trends our expert team of developers work hard to bring great quality, innovative and value for money products to the market; our dedicated team of food researchers and chefs constantly review food trends and bring new food ideas to life to meet those customer needs.
Fresh Produce Bar Code Scanning

Fresh produce bar code scanning in agriculture easily delivers improved traceability in the fruit boxing and fresh produce packing space.  The FarmSoft team has add new features to the FarmSoft packhouse mobile (smart phone, iphone, tablets, and PDA’s) interfaces and new interfaces for in line bar-code scanning to allow rapid recording of packed fruit and vegetable via bar-code systems. Implement FarmSoft to make your fresh produce fruit packing easier and more efficient. FarmSoft delivers bar code scanning for packing sheds, packhouses, and fruit packers, exporters, importers and wholesalers.

FarmSoft fresh produce bar code scanning allows users to choose from a mobile interface that allows smartphones and PDA devices to scan boxed and packed fresh produce to record pallet contents. Fresh produce inventory and stock management with bar code systems ensures traceability and accuracy. FarmSoft’s bar code software for pack sheds makes fresh produce inventory control easy.

Bar-code traceability

FarmSoft bar code traceability is rapid to implement, and easy to maintain. Implementing FarmSoft bar code traceability for fresh produce processing delivers increased accuracy of traceability, easy inventory management, and can result in reduced fresh produce waste.
FarmSoft bar code traceability provides multiple fruit labeling solutions which can be tailored to meet client inventory handling requirements.
Bar code traceability
FarmSoft bar code traceability provides a comprehensive fruit traceability system for packhouses, pack sheds, and fruit and vegetable processors. FarmSoft bar code traceability makes fresh produce inventory handling easy! Contact FarmSoft today to receive these benefits.
Case level traceability

Case level traceability brings fresh produce processors, packers, and marketers easy and rapid traceability. Implement FarmSoft in no time at all, and start reducing processing waste!  Easy to deploy, farmsoft case level traceability is the best friend of any company looking to improve traceability in their food / fresh produce processing enterprise. Farmsoft delivers tangible improvements in food safety compliance and standards maintenance. Implementing farmsoft case level traceability for fresh produce processing delivers increased accuracy of traceability, easy inventory management, and can result in reduced fresh produce waste.


Farm to fork traceability for reliable food safety and best handling practices for fresh produce – while reducing waste and increasing efficiency!  FarmSoft’s farm to fork traceability solution delivers bullet proof fresh produce traceability management in every way. FarmSoft’s farm to fork traceability solution channels staff through the correct farming and fresh produce handling processes ensuring maximum food safety and traceability is being maintained at all times.

Combine both FarmSoft Farm Software AND FarmSoft Fruit Packing Software to create a complete farm to fork traceability solution.
In addition to the traceability features of FarmSoft, the system also provides a comprehensive fresh produce business management suite that takes care of every section of your business including: quality control, invoice, dispatch, sales, contracts, staff labor, packing labor, packhouse reporting and more.


Fresh Produce Traceability India – FarmSoft’s fresh produce management software brings new levels of traceability and efficiency to Indian farming and fresh produce packing, processing, and exporting.  FarmSoft guides users through the fresh produce handling procedures to ensure the safest, highest quality fruit and vegetables with minimum waste. From quality control, waste analysis, to fresh produce labeling – FarmSoft delivers for professional fruit and vegetable processors and packers. Download FarmSoft’s Fresh Produce Traceability India specifications here.

FarmSoft India
Professionally manage and monitor all post harvest processes including quality control, storage, inventory, sorting, grading, washing, packing, sales, invoice, and dispatch.
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce

Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce packing, processing, value adding.   Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce
Traceability requirements matrix in fresh produce

EASY TRACEABILITY
Makes fresh inventory food safety compliance & audits easy.
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce
Traceability requirements matrix fresh produce.
Blockchain for fresh produce traceability

Visit our official fresh produce blockchain site for the latest fresh produce blockchain information.
Ask your farmsoft consultant if your chosen block-chain protocol or format is supported.
Blockchain – Essential for Fresh Produce Traceability
 
The Produce Traceability Initiative, was designed to help the Produce Industry maximize the effectiveness of current traceback procedures, while developing a standardized industry approach to enhance the speed and efficiency.
Food Traceability Software

FarmSoft food traceability software delivers bulletproof food safety and reduces business risk.  The FarmSoft is built on a solid platform of food traceability and safety standards. FarmSoft guides users through the food processing and manufacturing phases. The FarmSoft food traceability software suite specializes in processing and manufacturing involving fresh produce, fruit, and vegetables. Dried, cured, juiced, pulped, or even made into value added jelly and jams. Click here to download food traceability software specifications.

Fresh Produce Traceability Bar-code

Fresh Produce Traceability Bar-codes for fruit & vegetable packers, processors, and food manufacturers.  Fresh Produce Traceability is much more than applying a label to the packed fruit or vegetable. FarmSoft delivers strict fresh produce traceability guidelines for supply chain end to end food safety & transparency.

Ensuring that the traceability chain has no gaps in it is important to reduce the risk exposure of your business. If there is a breach in the traceability chain, then the whole traceability enforcement system has failed and becomes a pointless expense. FarmSoft ensures 100% accuracy of traceability throughout the entire life-cycle of fresh produce, from pre-planting, to post sales traceability guideline adherence. FarmSoft ensures your business is not unnecessarily exposed, while minimizing compliance costs. 

GS1 Traceability for fresh produce


FarmSoft GS1 traceability system does much more than just print labels! Manage your inventory, maintain traceability, pack, process, and store fresh produce. Perform sales and dispatch and invoicing. Reduce fresh produce waste.  FarmSoft GS1 traceability system does much more than just print labels! Manage your inventory, maintain traceability, pack, process, and store fresh produce. Perform sales and dispatch and invoicing. Reduce fresh produce waste.
farmsoft makes fresh produce GS1 traceability easy!
SAVE TIME
LESS WASTE
BETTER FRUIT
NO ERRORS
ACCURATE SHIPPING
REDUCE COST
Increase the efficiency of fresh produce deliveries using options like scanning incoming bar-codes to reduce data entry, save time, and reduce errors. Scan incoming fresh produce deliveries or use "one touch" rapid inventory creation screens to increase accuracy & reduce data entry time.


FarmSoft track and trace provides end to end supply chain transparency for fresh produce traceability. Implement FarmSoft to guarantee the highest level of traceability both up and down the supply chain!  FarmSoft track and trace is a comprehensive fresh produce business management solution that caters for all operational processes from quality control, inventory, sales, dispatch, and orders. FarmSoft even provides food manufacturing, good manufacturing management, and value adding features. FarmSoft track and trace software provides many innovative features to bring easily maintained benefits to the fresh produce processor, packer, and marketer.

Using the FarmSoft traceability code, customers, and end consumers can track and trace fresh produce simply by scanning a QR code with their smartphone. The track and trace system will then present the customer/end consumer with the traceability or marketing information as chosen by the packer. This helps to improve customer confidence and provides supply chain transparency to promote the concept of food safety.
Produce Traceability Initiative PTI

Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), HACCP, GlobalGAP, CanGAP, EuroGAP, BRC, Bio-Terrorism, ISO and more…Simple PTI solution - software for fruit and vegetable processing

MINIMIZE WASTE
Farmsoft delivers opportunities to reduce waste during the packing, processing, storage, and distribution phases. By enforcing best practices, FIFO (when practical), inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes - your company has every opportunity to minimize waste and maximize profit. From bar code managed inventory, inventory labeling, to 3D pallet storage, farmsoft delivers on reduced waste.
TRACEABILITY MADE EASY
Perform recalls in seconds, with the full confidence of accuracy and reliability. Minimize risk by ensuring accurate traceability is automatically captured. Pass audits with ease & reduce compliance costs using farmsofts traceability guidelines. Trace fresh produce up and down the supply chain, over multiple traceability hops. Instantly produce spray records, residue analysis, soil analysis, and any other farm traceability records if you use our farm solution.

Inventory traceability software for reduced post harvest waste

Inventory traceability software
The purpose of the Fruit & Vegetables implementation guidance is to provide best practice guidelines for industry-wide adoption for New Item Listing and update of existing assortment. This guide provides support to companies seeking to electronically exchange fruit & vegetable product information in accordance with GS1 Standards. The guidance applies to the full range of fruit & vegetable trade items. The guide outlines which attributes should be used for fruit & vegetable items and recommends best practices for the use of these standards to exchange static fruit & vegetable data between suppliers and retailers. Today, different platforms as well as different means to item identification exist when it comes to data sharing. Traceability case study for Paramount Citrus, Traceability case study for Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms, SunFed visibility of produce throughout supply chain with case and item level traceability. JemD Farms, greenhouse grower with GS1 Standards and the Produce Traceability Initiative.
The use of GS1 Standards, specifically for Identification, Master Data Alignment, Traceability, Track and Trace, Barcode labels and EDI transactions, provides a common platform to help supply.
Simple traceability solution

Simple traceability solution - software for fruit and vegetable packing
Processors and packers involved in the fresh produce industry deal with a lot of compliance and traceability issues. If the worst happens and a product recall needs to be effected immediately, they have to be able to trace where the raw ingredients of fruit and vegetables came from, what was done to them, when and where the finished products have gone.
Fresh produce processors and packers manufacturers are subject to quality audits and they can often practice recalls and food safety incidents. From a business perspective, these activities often can be expensive and cumbersome to comply with, without the use of a simple traceability solution that is integrated into the businesses fresh produce handling processes and guidelines.
As a supplier to the food manufacturing or fresh produce processing or handling and retail industry, quality control and traceability are key for any manufacturer. Farmsoft delivers solutions in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa, and Asian regions. Use farmsoft to become compliant and increased efficiency.

Less waste, more traceability

Less waste, more traceability: Full featured software for fresh produce processing, packing, sales, export/import & distribution.  MINIMIZE FRESH PRODUCE WASTE

For handlers of perishable goods, reduce waste during packing, processing, cold store, order picking and dispatch phases. Enforce GMP and best practices, FIFO (when practical), inventory expiry monitoring, and easy stock takes to help minimize waste and maximise profit. Receive detailed alerts when waste is encountered through quality issues, or possible human error.
Learn more about farmsoft post harvest solutions
Manage your fruit & vegetable packing / processing operation with a simple traceability solution, or implement a comprehensive enterprise management solution. Easily comply with standards for Walmart, Tesco, Woolworths, Aldi, Loblaw, Coles, USDA, FSMA, GFSI, AANZFTA, PTI, HACCP - for full inventory traceability using PC/Mac or traceability app.
LESS WASTE.
MORE TRACEABILITY!

Fresh produce export documentation

Farmsoft makes fresh produce export documentation easy with new features that generate international standard fresh produce export documentation for fresh produce producers, processors, and packers.   Rapidly generate fresh produce export documentation on demand!

Farmsoft makes fresh produce export documentation easy with new features that generate international standard fresh produce export documentation for fresh produce producers, processors, and packers. The modern packing and processing facility is busy environment. Dealing with the excess of export regulations and paperwork requirements can often be a headache. Farmsoft guides users through the documentation process, reducing administration costs, and increasing productivity.
Contact a farmsoft consultant today to discuss your fresh produce export documentation options today.
Farmsoft takes the effort out of preparing fresh produce export documentation for fruit, vegetable, coffee, hop, and grain producers by generating commonly used export documentation.  

Reduce fresh produce waste, Orders - Quality - Production - Sales & shipping - Recalls & audits - Dashboards, analysis, business intelligence.   Reduce fresh produce waste, make production and shipments 100% accurate

Strict inventory management ensures FIFO and no orphaned fresh produce inventory, no loss of inventory due handling processes.
Production management ensures every order is filled accurately, dispatch is planned in advance, and correct shipments dispatched on time, every time.
Sales dashboards help marketing and sales teams plan orders, schedule production, and identify any fresh produce that needs to be sold before it becomes waste.
A choice of interfaces to suit every environment gives your team a simple fresh produce business management tool.
Manage fresh produce inventory stored at an unlimited number of sites / packhouses, and unlimited warehouses
Manage and monitor the storage and status (ie: in processes such as sorting, grading, cooling, ripening etc) of all fresh produce inventory, regardless of its state.

Post harvest traceability software for for fresh produce packing, processing, export/import, sales – for fruit, vegetable, seafood packers. 

Reduce waste
Better handling of FIFO, monitor expiry dates, and accurate fresh produce inventory control & labeling help to reduce waste in packing, processing and storage. Further waste reduction can be achieved with other handy farmsoft features like Quality Control that ensures ‘waste’ is actually waste, waste reports that automatically calculate waste from a batch based on inputs and outputs – allowing you to identify potential areas of shrinkage, incorrect categorization, or mishandling.  Traceability is now an expected component of most modern supply chains for perishable foods traded internationally. The ability to trace back and trace forward information associated with production and postharvest handling activities with specified lines of products to provide evidence of good practice has become increasingly important. There are opportunities to add significant value to these traceability requirements by applying other uses to the information that has to be captured. In this article, we present an overview of the concept of traceability and we use three case studies to: 1. discuss the use of traceability information in conjunction with heat transfer models and monitoring of environmental conditions to predict potential market quality; 2. demonstrate how improved traceability can facilitate better exchange of supply chain information between parties and add value to information provided back to growers; 3. show how improved transparency in the coolchain can be achieved for container sea freights.

‍Traceability Overview
Traceability is a system in which fruits and vegetables can be traced from the field to the buyer by lot through unique codes. A lot code could be a number, number-letter combination, or some other designation that is unique to the lot. Each farm should have a traceability system in place that allows the grower to track the produce from the field (one step back) to the buyer (one step forward).

Who Should Have a Traceability System?
Every farm. Being able to identify and recall a defined lot of contaminated product not only protects consumer health, but also helps reduce your losses by not having to recall everything in the marketplace. In case of a foodborne illness outbreak or customer complaint, you will be able to identify what products you have in the marketplace, determine when they were sold, and recall them if necessary. A working traceability system is an asset to your farm because it can be used to settle customer complaints and questions about the product that was sold. If you direct market at farmers markets or other places where the buyers are anonymous, develop a system to track what you took to market (where it came from and when it was harvested) and document what was sold (crop, volume, date, and location). If you have an on-farm market, keep track of what you put out for sale and how much is sold each day. Other benefits of a traceability system include keeping track of inventory (e.g., first harvested, first out) and expected income from sales.

What is a Lot?
A lot is a distinct and limited portion of a crop. A lot could be defined as all of the same crop harvested from the same field on the same day. Some farms may find that this definition results in lots that are too big, so they may choose to divide the harvest further, thereby making several different lots. It is most important that you develop a lot system that makes sense to you and works for your farm. Operations with packing lines should use a clean break to differentiate between lots, otherwise the lots are not truly distinct. A clean break is a break in production where all food contact surfaces on the production line are cleaned and sanitized with a documented process (1). However lots are defined, each lot must be assigned a unique lot number. The lot number should be on each container in the lot and recorded on the invoice. The benefit of having the lot number on the container is that in the case of co-mingling with other lots, each container is identifiable.    Potato tubers were harvested and sampled after 0, 30, 90, 150, 210, or 270 days of storage at 4 °C (95% relative humidity, darkness). A proteomic approach was performed based on fluorescence DIGE coupled with tandem MS. Fifty-two and 41 spots were up- or downregulated, respectively, and four spots exhibited a transient abundance. The differentially expressed proteins were mainly involved in starch catabolism, control of protein conformation, protein recycling, and stress response. Moreover, 14 breakdown products of patatin increased during aging, indicating enhanced patatin proteolysis. The postharvest development of potato tubers actually seems to induce an oxidative challenge that is efficiently taken up by the proteomic and metabolic responses of the tubers, as no significant accumulation of oxidative damage on polyunsaturated fatty acids or proteins was noticed, even when a decrease in sprouting vigor was observed. Some of the results of this study were, however, correlated with the sprouting phenotypes and could also be assessed as potential aging biomarkers (Delaplace et al., 2009).


Lot Code Specifics
A lot code is a unique identifier of a designated lot. The code (which can include numbers and letters) should incorporate the date. Many growers find using the Julian date useful when developing lot numbers. From the lot number, you should be able to identify the following information about the lot:


Traceability is an expected attribute of the modern postharvest system. Traceability is a well coordinated and well documented movement of product and documented activities associated with the product, from producer, through a chain of intermediaries, to the final consumer. When this book was first published, the emphasis was on how the components of the postharvest system interacted and in turn, the impacts of these interactions on other parts of the system. It is a sign of how well systems and supply chain thinking has embedded within this sector of the international economy that it is now important to include a discussion on an activity that helps to integrate and bind a supply system from end-to-end, the activity of traceability.  The postharvest system can be split into three parts, in terms of traceability. At the packinghouse, product is placed into packaging and onto pallets. From this stage in the process product is well identified and can generally be traced through the logistics chain. Through this part of the system it is possible to achieve complete traceability, provided adequate recording of activities and product movement is carried out. Once the pallets and packs are broken down, traceability becomes less accurate as product is mixed and the systems used tend to be less robust. This is also the case from the orchard until the point at which the product is packed. So, the system is characterized by a central component of high traceability sandwiched between two components of low traceability. While it is common in discussions of traceability to assume absolute traceability, in fact in the context of the entire postharvest system, traceability will never be absolute.  Another trait of high agronomic interest is the tuber susceptibility to bruising upon mechanical impact involving an enzymatic browning reaction. A proteomic comparison of 20 potato varieties revealed that seven genes or gene families both were differentially expressed at the protein level between groups and had DNA polymorphisms associated with the investigated traits. A novel factor contributing to the natural variation in bruising, a putative class III lipase, was identified. Additionally, tuber proteome changes triggered by mechanical impact, within and between groups, were monitored over time, showing time-dependent protein variation. Differentially expressed proteins were lipases, patatins, and annexins (Urbany et al., 2012). Wounding can occur during handling and transportation of potato tubers. The ability to rapidly produce a wound periderm, upon damage, is vital for the maintenance of tuber quality (Stark et al., 1994). A proteomic experiment on dormant potato tubers, cv. Asterix, 3 months from harvesting revealed that slicing triggered differentiation processes that led to changes in metabolism, activation of defense, and cell-wall reinforcement. Proteins related to storage, cell growth and division, cell structure, signal transduction, energy production, disease/defense mechanisms, and secondary metabolism were detected. There was a succession of proteomic events leading to wound-periderm reconstruction, suggesting that the processes of wound-periderm formation are extended in time. The slice metabolism in the later stages tended to acquire similarities to the native periderm. Numerous patatins and protease inhibitors were found to form a group of proteins in the slices, possibly involving the vacuole, the main reserve of proteins in the cell, in the healing process. Various classes of protease inhibitors were detected with distinct expression patterns along the sampling dates, suggesting their possible complex and marked roles during the wound-healing process (Chaves et al., 2009).



Packing crew (if different than harvest crew)
Growers can use existing farm and planting maps to establish field numbers to reference in harvest logs that track harvest and packing dates. If the farm only has a few employees, the employees can be grouped together as one harvest crew responsible for picking and packing all produce on the farm. All of this information should be linked to the lot number. Please see Sample SOP: Traceability for an example of how to develop a lot code.  The postharvest system should be thought of as encompassing the delivery of a crop from the time and place of harvest to the time and place of consumption, with minimum loss, maximum efficiency, and maximum return for all involved (Spurgeon, 1976). In potato, losses due to physical wounding, such as cuts and bruises, can be as high as 40%, with damage to tuber quality such as increased moisture loss and the apparition of easy entry points for postharvest rots (Jobling, 2000). Another problem is the physiological aging of the potato tuber during storage that can further affect its quality by means of loss of mass due to respiration and growth of sprout tissue, decreased turgor, and increased sugar concentrations (Burton et al., 1992; Davies, 1990; van Es and Hartmans, 1987). Improper storage at low temperatures, even if it reduces the sprouting and prolongs the dormancy, leads to low-temperature sweetening (Burton et al., 1992).   

Several factors have led to intensified public scrutiny of the human food supply chain. Consumer concerns for food safety, animal welfare, and the environmental and ecological impact of food production and agro-processing have become increasingly important. These concerns have been exacerbated by several factors, including the trend towards further globalization of the food supply chain, the incidence of new and emerging safety hazards such as the human form of BSE (mad cow disease), and illnesses and deaths resulting from contamination of fresh and processed food. As a consequence of these growing concerns, consumers and other stakeholders in agroindustry now demand transparency in the way food is grown and handled throughout the supply chain, resulting in the emergence of ‘traceability’ as an important policy issue in food quality and safety. This paper provides a global overview of ‘traceability’ as a quality index in food trade, and discusses some of the drivers in both developed and developing countries. Policy changes are necessary specifically to incorporate traceability into existing food safety regulations and trade agreements. This will require further investments in information technology for data capture, storage and retrieval. Small-scale farmers in many developing regions moving towards market orientation face considerable technical and financial challenges in implementing appropriate food traceability systems in order to meet marketing compliance requirements.



Labeling Issues
Most farms are not required to label each piece of produce under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, but each farm should consider labeling each container that leaves the farm. This makes traceability of lots more efficient and effective.

Even growers who qualify for an exemption from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule “must prominently and conspicuously display, at the point of purchase, the name and complete business address of the farm where the produce was grown, on a label, poster, sign, placard, or documents delivered contemporaneously with the produce in the normal course of business, or, in the case of Internet sales, in an electronic notice” (2). This means that growers who sell at farmers markets or have a CSA could meet this labeling requirement by making a sign with their farm name and address to hang at their booth or pick up site.

Traceability System Options
Traceability options range from paper systems to electronic ones; choose the system that works best for you. Growers can use simple systems like grocery store labeling guns for marking all the containers of a particular lot. Markers and self-adhesive mailing labels can also be used. Electronic traceability systems can be purchased, but are not required. Electronic systems often use barcode technology with GTIN numbers. As the need for traceability grows, commercial options may increase and become more affordable, making them a reasonable option for small farms.

Testing the Traceability System
Every traceability system should be tested to make sure it is effective. One way to do this is to contact a buyer and ask about a particular lot code(s). The buyer should be asked how much of the lot(s) remains in their possession and how much has been sold. It is important to tell the buyer you are testing your traceability system. Document the buyer’s response to your request about the selected lot code(s) and match it with your farm information. If produce is sold through direct markets, the traceability test may include devising a way to contact a set of customers, such as through e-mail lists or by posting signs at the direct market stand. Collection of information could be done through emails, phone calls, or the postal service.

Post harvest traceability software
Improve dispatch accuracy
Let farmsoft improve the accuracy of your dispatch processes by managing orders, allowing assignment of inventory to orders and invoices from phone or tablet (directly from the forklift) or by PC/Mac. Documentation required for each specific customer can be automatically generated based on each customers requirements. Ensuring correct documents accompany every shipment reduces the possibility of a shipment rejection.

Consistent quality control
Quality officers are guided through the quality control process, presented with images and instructions for each test, ensuring they know what to look for at all times, corrective actions are presented if a quality issue is detected. This makes training new quality control offers fast, and ensures consistency in the quality control management processes for incoming fresh produce, post pack/post processing, storage, and dispatch.

Make administration easy
The never ending list of documents, paperwork, and records you have to keep can be overwhelming. Allow farmsoft to take care of your documentation for you. With farmsofts built in choice of industry document generation tools, and handy practical reporting that means your will never have to crunch numbers in a spreadsheet again- farmsoft reduces time spent on admin for administrative and management team members.

Easy and accurate traceability
Automatic capture of traceability throughout all fresh produce and packaging material handling processes makes traceability easy – something you don’t have to constantly worry about since farmsoft is doing it for you at every critical point throughout the life-cycle of inventory. Choose from over 45 different fresh produce traceability labels to show off your traceability at pallet, trade unit, and even consumer unit level.

Reduce compliance costs
Easily enforce best practices and food safety in your fresh produce business with farmsoft. Best practice enforcing processes are built into every part of farmsoft to ensure the correct compliance data is captured at every critical point, and employees are being guided through the process. Use the farmsoft ‘self audit traceability checklist’ to make sure your compliance is always up to date.

Improve production planning
Efficient management customer orders, and the ability to analyze orders gives you new production planning tolls in farmsoft. Ensure each order is filled to exact specifications, on time, every time. Increase customer satisfaction and retention, and reduce stress in the packhouse with confident production planning using work orders/batch orders, sales contracts, sales orders, and sales order items.

You are in control at all times
Using farmsoft post harvest traceability software you can manage multiple pack houses at multiple locations (Enterprise), use your phone, tablet, PC or Mac from any location at any time. Our cloud based service (optional for Enterprise clients) keeps your fresh produce enterprise moving forward at all times. Talking about control, farmsoft requires no contracts or obligations on your behalf.

Pass audits with ease
You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you know the auditors are coming the next day? Forget about about it. Using farmsoft, you have the confidence that you can do an instant recall both up and down your supply chain in a matter of seconds. Make a fresh produce recall based on the pallet, inventory, sales order, dispatch date, batch, supplier data, supplier name, supply date, storage location, invoice, customer reference, transport company, transport reference, packaging material supplier, packaging material supplier reference, and more.

implement a simple traceability solution, or comprehensive enterprise management solution – the choice is yours…


Post harvest traceability software
post harvest traceability software
For larger companies that need special attention, implement farmsoft Post Harvest Enterprise edition. Dedicated solution consultants, project management, remote or on-site training and deployment – guarantee a quality solution which includes additional functionality excluded from the Small business edition. Post Harvest Enterprise farmsoft can be installed on your own server or accessed from farmsoft cloud – your choice. We can make additions and changes farmsoft Post Harvest Enterprise to ensure it meets your exact requirements. farmsoft Post Harvest Enterprise provides rapid R.O.I. for fast growing professional fresh produce post harvest handlers.



F.A.Q.
What support will I receive?
We are here to help! All farmsoft solutions come with support services. Small business accounts receive basic email support. Enterprise accounts receive a choice of premium support services and have priority over Small business accounts. We are here to help you achieve maximum benefits and efficiency!

Is farmsoft secure?
It sure is. We use encryption on all systems, and have multiple levels of physical and technical security 24 X 7 protecting farmsoft post harvest traceability software cloud servers at all times. We take care of backups and upgrades. You never need to install anything or worry about the technical stuff.

Can I add new features to farmsoft?
No problems. Talk to one of our solution consultants, we can add new features or modify existing functionality to maximize your benefits from farmsoft. Our design and development team can make sure farmsoft delivers everything you need.

Can I upgrade to Enterprise edition?
If you need more benefits and functionality you can upgrade a Post Harvest Small business edition to Post Harvest Enterprise edition at any time. The upgrade is instant, you will receive better support, and access to many awesome new benefits and features available exclusively in the Post Harvest Enterprise traceability solution.

How many licenses will I need?
You can add or remove licenses at any time. We provide ‘concurrent’ user licenses – this means you can record unlimited employees in your farmsoft solution, however, you only need licenses for the total number of people that will access your farmsoft at the same time. For example, you could enter 50 employees into farmsoft, but if only any five employees need to use farmsoft at the same time, then you only need five concurrent user licenses.

Use farmsoft for part of a year?
The cost of one license is based on the assumption you use farmsoft for most of the year. If you have a period in which your business is not active, you can simply reduce your number of licenses to 1 to keep your account active. We need to remove accounts that are inactive. If your account is removed you need to create a new one and configure it when you want to start over. Don’t worry, we would give you plenty of notice before account removal.

Is farmsoft updated regularly?
The farmsoft team is always working on new goodies to bring your business new and exciting functionality that makes every day business easier and more efficient. The team makes sure farmsoft supports international standards and new trends well before they become mandatory.

What fresh produce can I process?
The farmsoft post harvest solution proves comprehensive traceability, processing, packing, sales and wholesale distribution of fruit, vegetable, nuts, herbs, spices, hops, flowers, dried processed fruits & vegetables, fruit juice, poultry, and basic manufactured foods.

Can i print fresh produce labels?
Print fresh produce carton, tote, pallet, and RPC labels using styles PTI, GS1, Walmart, Coles, Woolworths, Tesco, Aldi, and more. Use any printer – thermal, direct, laser, inkjet. We don’t sell or support any printers or other hardware. You will need to be able to print from your device (Mac/PC/tablet/phone) internet browser to your printer (try Google Cloud Print, HP Print Service / ePrint, Cloud Printer, Samsung Cloud Print, or bluetooth/wi-fi connected printers). All post harvest fresh produce labeling requirements are supported by farmsoft post harvest traceability software.

Is farmsoft a financial package?
No. You can export your invoices, orders, time sheets etc to your chosen financial solution like Sage, Quickbooks, MYOB, Xero. For farmsoft post harvest enterprise clients, you can optionally integrate directly with your financial package such as Oracle, SAP, Great Plains/Dynamics, Sage (cost on request).

What kinds of fresh produce facilities is farmsoft for?
You can use farmsoft in a wide range of post harvest handling including: processing, and fresh produce handling businesses. Packers, processors, or even just re-sellers or wholesalers in the flower, fruit, vegetable, seafood, hop, herb, dried fruit, dried vegetable industries apply. You can even use farmsoft for farm packing (packing fresh produce for your own farm), produce marketing organizations (PMO’s), co-operative/co-op packing for fruit packaging solutions.

Post harvest traceability software
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How does farmsoft post harvest traceability software work?
You choose which processes suit your business, simple or comprehensive. There are virtually an unlimited combination of flexible business processes supported by farmsoft post harvest traceability software. Here are a few common fresh produce processing practices used by our clients…
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post harvest traceability software
Post harvest traceability software Example 1: Simple traceability
Receive & label incoming fresh produce
Sell fresh produce via invoice
Post harvest traceability software Example 2: Simple packing
Receive & optionally label incoming produce
Sort, grade, wash, pack, label produce
Sell fresh produce via invoice
Post harvest traceability software Example 3: Simple professional
Receive & optionally label incoming produce
Sort, grade, wash, pack, label produce
Receive customer sales orders
Sell fresh produce via invoice or order
Post harvest traceability software Example 4: Professional
Receive & label incoming produce
Perform quality control tests
Sort, grade, wash, pack, label produce
Perform quality control tests
Receive customer sales orders
Sell fresh produce by invoice & order
Post harvest traceability software Example 5: Professional, storage
Receive & label incoming produce
Perform quality control tests
Store inventory for any period
Sort, grade, wash, pack , produce & label
Perform quality control tests
Receive customer sales orders
Sell fresh produce by invoice & order
Post harvest traceability software Example 6: Re-pack or value add
Receive & label incoming produce
Perform quality control tests
Store inventory for any period
Sort, grade, re-pack, process or value add
Process rejects in subsequent batches or package & label finished products
Perform quality control tests
Receive customer sales orders
Sell finished product by invoice & order
Generate documents for export, transport, organic certificates, EU and more…
Post harvest traceability software Example 7: Farm to plate
Label & record fresh produce at farm
Register transport of fresh produce to pack shed
Scan incoming fresh produce
Perform quality control tests
Store inventory for any period
Sort, grade, re-pack, process or value add
Process rejects in subsequent batches or package & label finished products
Perform quality control tests
Receive customer contracts and sales orders
Schedule harvests and batch based packing/manufacturing based on customer orders and contracts
Sell finished product by invoice & order
Generate documents for export, transport, organic certificates, EU…
Post harvest traceability software Example 8: Co-operative
Label & record fresh delivered by farms
Issue delivery receipt & container (RPC, tote, bin, pallet etc) receipts
Perform quality control tests
Store inventory for any period
Sort, grade, re-pack, process or value add
Process rejects in subsequent batches or package & label finished products
Perform quality control tests
Receive customer contracts and sales orders
Schedule batch based packing/manufacturing based on customer orders and contracts
Sell finished product by invoice & order
Generate documents for export, transport, organic certificates, EU…
Auto email statements for container balances to farms and or customers
Charge farms & or customers for container use
Export invoices to financial package
Invoice farms & or customers for packing/processing/storage charges
Post harvest traceability software Example 9: Enterprise Co-operative
Label & record fresh delivered by farms at multiple storage sites
Record delivery costs
Issue delivery receipt & container (RPC, tote, bin, pallet etc) receipts
Perform quality control tests
Store inventory for any period
Sort, grade, re-pack, process or value add
Process rejects in subsequent batches or package & label finished products
Perform quality control tests
Receive customer contracts and sales orders
Schedule batch based packing/manufacturing based on customer orders and contracts
Sell finished product from multiple distributions centres by invoice & order
Generate documents for export, transport, organic certificates, EU…
Auto email statements for container balances to farms and or customers
Charge farms & or customers for container use
Export invoices to financial package
Charge farms & or customers for packing/processing/storage charges
All features are optional, anything you don’t need will be hidden.






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Post harvest traceability software for fruit packing & marketing software to improve profit, efficiency, reduce waste, and strengthen traceability and food safety. Farmsoft post harvest traceability software provides a flexible solution for packhouse processors of fruit, vegetable, coffee, flower, and hop processing, sorting, grading and post harvest packing management for fruit wholesalers, exporters, importers and cold store enterprises.


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