Solution for Food Traceability


Sebring, OH - July, 2 2009 - With recent food safety scares that our country has experienced, the term "Food Traceability" has emerged. It is quickly becoming a hot topic with the fresh food industry and labeling.

MPI Label Systems is now certified with YottaMark to use their answer to Food Traceability which is called HarvestMark®. A code comprised of an ECC200 Data Matrix code with variable data, human readable data, and the HarvestMark® logo is used on fresh goods and vegetables giving valuable information that the product is safe and fresh, and where it came from.

The labeling requirement is for either a case label, PLU label, or UPC label to have the HarvestMark® system somewhere on the label. This provides instant trace-back and enables easy trace-forward in response to suspected food borne illness or recall events. Giving each product a unique identity, the solution creates one-to-one communications providing relevant product information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unit level authentication is available anywhere, anytime to anyone with a camera phone, a hand-held scanner, SMS, or access to the Internet.

This solution can benefit the entire food chain: oGrowers oPackers
oDistributors oRetailers oShippers

Established in 1968, MPI Label Systems has grown to more than 500 employees, eight manufacturing facilities and 35 sales offices. MPI specializes in flexographic and digital pressure-sensitive labels, heat shrink sleeves, roll-fed wrap labels, booklets, coupons, thermal transfer, and RFID labels. MPI's Equipment & RFID Division products include labeling systems, shrink applicators, RFID systems, thermal printers, label software, dispensers, rewinders, parts, and technical services. Mfg. Plants in CA, CT, IL, NC, OH, TN, TX

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