PTI Names New Leadership Council, Working Groups

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2010 A new 35-member Leadership Council of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) and four new working groups have been named to lead the initiative, the PTI’s administering associations announced today. The Leadership Council will also receive input from two stakeholder interest groups. The new Leadership Council’s members are senior-level executives … Read more

PTI Calls for Working Group Volunteers, GS1 US Joins Initiative

For Immediate Release: August 25, 2010 The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), designed to help the produce industry maximize traceback procedures and standardize its traceability practices, is forming industry-led working groups to guide its activities moving forward. Industry members from across the fresh produce supply chain are invited to volunteer their time and expertise to one … Read more

PTI End Goal Unchanged, Changes Coming to Leadership, Milestones, Outreach

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2010 Newark, Del., USA – The following statement has been approved by the Executive Committees of Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh). It will serve now as the guiding direction for the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) from our associations: Produce … Read more

Surveys Gauge Industry’s Traceability Readiness Nearly Two-Thirds of Respondents Indicate Pursuit of Whole-Chain Traceability

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of its recent commitment to foster a more open and robust dialogue with the produce industry on traceability, the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) Steering Committee today announced the results of a survey of more than 260 industry members selling in the United States. Designed … Read more

PTI Steering Committee Reaffirms Mission, Plans More Robust Engagement With Industry Stakeholders

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2010 Dallas, Texas, USA – More than 50 members of the Produce Traceability Initiative Steering Committee met Feb. 19 to engage in a frank and open discussion about the initiative’s status and direction. The committee members unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to the two-year-old initiative’s goal to drive whole-chain traceability through … Read more

PMA Touts Industry Initiative as Sufficient in Traceability Comments, Testimony to FDA

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2008 Newark. Del. – The federal government should first look at the produce industry’s existing plan to achieve enhanced product traceability before considering any new regulations, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in written comments submitted Oct. 8. The association’s comments will be reinforced … Read more

34 Supply Chain Leaders Endorse Plan for Chain-wide Electronic Produce Traceability

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2008 Thirty-four companies from throughout the produce supply chain have endorsed a new plan developed by the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) to move the supply chain to a common standard for electronic produce traceability by the end of 2012. The plan involves adopting a standardized system of case bar-coding for … Read more

Produce Industry Already Enhancing Traceability on Its Own, PMA’s Silbermann Tells Congress

For Immediate Release: July 30, 2008 Newark. Del. – The produce industry is already well on its way to enhancing its ability to trace back product more effectively and efficiently, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) President Bryan Silbermann told members of Congress today. Silbermann testified before the House Agriculture Committee’s Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Subcommittee, as … Read more

Produce Traceability Initiative Steering Committee Creates Milestones for Traceability

For Immediate Release: April 30, 2008 At its third meeting held recently in Boston, the Steering Committee of the Produce Traceability Initiative reached consensus on the critical milestones needed to accomplish whole-chain traceability for the produce industry. The committee consists of over 40 leading companies from across the produce supply chain and is chaired by … Read more

Produce Traceability Initiative Steering Committee’s First Meeting Begins Laying Groundwork for Industry-wide Standards Program

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2008 The steering committee of the Produce Traceability Initiative, an industry-led effort to adopt traceability throughout the produce supply chain, met for the first time Jan. 9 in Atlanta to develop an action plan for establishing industry traceability best practices and goals for their adoption and accountability. The initiative was … Read more