The Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) is seeking volunteers from the fresh produce industry to guide future traceback procedures and help standardize industry-wide traceability practices.
PTI wants to establish groups to address issues in four key areas:
1) guide and promote industry-wide adoption of GS1 standards, including developing best-practices for implementing tracking solutions.
2) identify product attributes and determine how to communicate that data between trading partners.
3) establish a group to ensure communication between PTI and the produce industry.
4) create a forum to allow collaboration among technology providers to support the initiative.
In addition to the working groups, GS1 US has joined the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Produce Marketing Association, and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) as a Produce Traceability Initiative-administering organization
If you would like more information about the new working groups or PTI, visit their website.