30 Minutes about Foodsafety

Global Harmonization of Good Agricultural Practices

Building efficiency for growers and retailers through harmonized GAP audits.

Producers and retailers alike agree on the benefit of consistent food safety standards.   While production and processing methods will vary for different commodities and regions, Good Agricultural Practices are an underlying prerequisite - no matter where fruits and vegetables are grown.  And, audit harmonization can lead to significant cost savings and reduced duplication.  In this session attendees will learn about a major program underway to harmonize GAP standards for product grown or sold in the North American market, working together with global partners such as GlobalGAP, GFSI and others. 

Dr. D. Gombas (USA - Senior Vice President, Food Safety & Technology, United Fresh Produce Association)
David is Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology for United Fresh Produce Association.  In that position, David provides food safety, microbiology, regulatory and public policy assistance for the fresh and fresh-cut produce industry. He has numerous publications on food safety, and recently served as co-editor of the Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Lettuce and Leafy Greens Supply Chain, and the Food Safety Programs and Auditing Protocol for the Fresh Tomato Supply Chain.  David is currently serving as coordinator of the North America Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative.

IFPS-GS1 Traceability Guidelines in Practice

Experiences with the implementation of IFPS-GS1 Traceability Guidelines in the Product Traceability Initiative.

Working with GS1 Global, IFPS and produce industry representatives build the Global Fruit & Vegetable Traceability Implementation Guide, an extension of the GS1 Global Traceability Standard.  Since its creation, industry in various countries have been working to implement GS1 standards for traceability into the produce supply chain.  This presentation will provide a quick overview of the fruit & vegetable Guide and examples of implementation in the U.S. and Norway. 

J.  Proctor (CANADA - VP Canadian Produce Marketing Association )
Jane Proctor has worked in produce traceability for over 10 years and was part of the group which created the GS1 Global Traceability Standard and the GS1 Fruit & Vegetable  Traceability Implementation Guide, Chaired the Canadian multi-sectoral traceability initiative, Can-Trace, and currently represents CPMA as a partner in the U.S. based Produce Traceability Initiative.

30 Minutes about Product Identification -1-

Update on Product Identification around the globe

The challenges in integrating PLU-coding and Global Tradeitem Numbers in a scannable code like Databar.

An update on how Product Identification is evolving from PLU to Databar.

E. Treacy P. Eng. (USA - Vice President, Supply Chain Efficiencies, Produce Marketing Association)
With more than 20 years of senior management experience in grocery logistics and supply chain management, Ed Treacy serves as PMA’s expert in developing supply chain practices to lead the produce and floral industries forward.

30 Minutes about

The forum is for asscoiations directors, business directors and company managers involved in the global supply of fresh produce – from grower to retailer and all points in between, including packhouse, logistics, warehouse, transport, and IT.

The forum are about the IFPS topics:More info see the invitation...
• Food Safety
• Product Identification
• Supply Chain Information Management

You are welcome to attend the whole forum, or just the session that is of interest to you.

More info read the pages on this website or download the invitation.

30 Minutes about Product Identification -2-

Global Product Classification

The challenges and opportunities for Fresh Produce in using the GPC in purchase and trade.

In 2010 the GS1 Global Product Classification Standards within the Globel Data Synchronisation Network are made ready to use for the Fresh produce Industry. This first version wil bring new opportunities in sharing product-information for purchasing , trade & logistics. The German retailers are estarting using it in 2012. What does this mean for the fresh produce? 

Drs. H. Geelen (NETHERLANDS, The Greenery, Chair Frug I Com - GS1 working group fresh standards)
H. Geelen is working for 16 years as Information consultant at The Greenery. He worked closely together with the German retailers and producers around the globe on the first version of Global product Classification.

30 Minutes about Chain Information Management

Development of a Global Cultivation Message

Update on the development of a new GS1 Message for sharing cultivation imation within the chain.

More and more the customer in trade and retail is asking adequaat information on the cultivation of fresh produce to be given before harvesting or with the product at delivery. In the Netherlands the initiative was taken to develop a standard message within GS1-standards for delevering this information. In this presentation an update on the development. 
Ir. H. van Dijk (NETHERLANDS, Royal Fruitmasters, Chair Frug I Com Working Group CTM)
H. van Dijk is working five years as IT manager of Royal Fruitmasters. As chair of the CTM-workinggroup he is responsible for the development and practical testing of the message .

eSporing; chain information management in practice

Having the most traceable foodchain is the target for the Norwegian Fresh Produce Chain.

For having the most Sustainable foodchain Norway is working on the e-Sporing project. An update on the history,  use of GS standards, development and future of the project.  

O. Østebø (NORWAY, Generalsekretær Norges Frukt- og Grønnsaksgrossisters Forbund)
Oddmund Østebø has been working with  The Norwegian Association of Fruit- and Vegetable Whollesalers for more than 28 years, and is the leader of the Norwegian pilot project for fresh produce, within the frame of national Nowegian traceability program; eSporing.