PTI DRIVES CHANGE FOR STANDARDIZED RPC LABELING
Three large retailers-Kroger, Loblaw and Safeway-have agreed to accept a new standard 4-in x 2-in label for Returnable Plastic Containers (RPCs) following an industry collaboration driven by Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) volunteers.
The announcement was made to the PTI Leadership Council at its meeting held in conjunction with United Fresh 2012. The change guides a level of standardization to RPC labeling and provides a cost-effective solution for produce suppliers. The effective date of the change, transition plans and other details regarding the new RPC labels have been or will be communicated individually by each retailer to its trading partners.