PTI Announces Series of Webinars to Offer Implementation Assistance

For Immediate Release: August 15, 2011

  • Purpose of series: to assist industry in implementing the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI)
  • Who should attend?
    • all industry trading partners
    • companies just beginning to implement PTI
    • companies already implementing the initiative that have questions
    • traceability solution providers
  • Speakers: Speakers will include industry members who are early adopters of the PTI
  • Access:
    • Offerings: Sessions will be conducted live, and recorded for playback from the PTI website
    • Registration fee: none – live sessions and recording playback are free
  • Sessions, dates and times:
    • PTI’s 5 Ws (and 1 H): Who, What, When, Where, Why and How – Monday, August 29, 11 am-12 noon pm EDT/8-9 pm PDT
    • Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Packer/Shippers – Wednesday, September 7, 2-3 pm EDT/11 am-12 noon PDT
    • Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Assigning GTINs – Wednesday, September 14, 2-3 pm EDT/11 am-12 noon PDT
    • Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Case Labeling – Wednesday, September 20, 3-4 pm EDT/11 am-12 noon PDT
    • Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Hybrid Pallet Labeling – Wednesday, September 28, 2-3 pm EDT/11 am-12 noon PDT
    • Implementing PTI: Best Practices for Retailers – Thursday, October 6, 2-3 pm EDT/11 am-12 noon PDT
  • For more information about each session, including session speakers, and to register: visit the PTI website’s Events page

Editors’ note: Media are invited to participate in these webinars, so that you can report on them. To register, visit the PTI website’s Events page.

About the Canadian Produce Marketing Association

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is a not-for-profit organization representing over 770 Canadian and International member companies that are active in the marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada from the farm gate to the dinner plate. CPMA members represent all segments of the fresh produce industry. CPMA’s vision is to enable and lead the produce industry by enhancing the market and facilitating trade of fresh fruits and vegetables for its members. For more information about CPMA, please visit

About GS1 US

GS1 US, a member of GS1, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards. More than 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, bar codes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-based Radio Frequency Identification (RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC®).

About Produce Marketing Association (PMA)

Produce Marketing Association is the leading trade association representing companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain. PMA helps members grow by providing business solutions that expand business opportunities and increase sales and consumption. For more information, visit

About United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh)

Founded in 1904, the United Fresh Produce Association serves companies at the forefront of the global fresh and fresh-cut produce industry, including growers, shippers, fresh-cut processors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, foodservice operators, industry suppliers and allied associations. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Western Regional office in Salinas, Calif., United Fresh and its members work year-round to make a difference for the produce industry by driving policies that increase consumption of fresh produce, shaping critical legislative and regulatory action, providing scientific and technical leadership in food safety, quality assurance, nutrition and health, and developing educational programs and business opportunities to assist member companies in growing successful businesses. For more information, visit

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