Published online: Oct 05, 2011 Potato Storage, Herbicide, Irrigation, Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Seed Potatoes, Potato Equipment
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A six-part webinar series educating produce industry companies on the logistics of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) is available for on-demand viewing, the PTI's administering organizations announced. The sessions can be found at


The first webinar, "PTI's 5 Ws (and 1 H): Who, What, When, Where, Why and How," provides an overview of the PTI. It features the PTI Leadership Council's co-chairs, Cathy Green Burns, CEO of the Food Lion Family of banners, and Doug Grant, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of The Oppenheimer Group.


The remaining sessions are more tactical, under the banner of "Implementing PTI." Four recorded sessions have been posted: "Best Practices for Packer/Shippers"; "Best Practices for Assigning GTINs"; "Best Practices for Case Labeling"; and "Best Practices for Hybrid Pallet Labeling." One remaining session, "Best Practices for Retailers," can be heard live on Thurs., Oct. 6, and will be available for replay afterward.


The purpose of the series is to assist produce industry companies that have chosen to implement the PTI. The industry speakers are implementing the PTI and are sharing their key learnings and best practices to help other companies in the industry. The series should be of interest to all produce industry trading partners and traceability solution providers.


Speakers include industry members who are early adopters of the PTI as well as members of the four administering organizations: the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, GS1 U.S., the Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association.

There is no registration fee, and no logon credentials are necessary.