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October 4, 2019 12:00 PM, EDT

iTradeNetwork Offers Pilot Program to Trace Perishable Commodities

Employee uses a forklift to move corn An employee uses a forklift to move pallets of yellow sweet corn into a refrigerated truck. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

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iTradeNetwork, a global provider of supply chain management for the food and beverage industry, announced a traceability pilot program with grower-shippers of select perishable commodities.

The Dublin, Calif., company is offering its newly enhanced iTracefresh traceability mobile app for free to 2,000 of the food and beverage industry’s most prolific perishables suppliers.

“We need to take steps to minimize the harmful effects of recalls for all parties — consumers, growers, retailers and the industry as a whole,” iTradeNetwork CEO Rhonda Bassett-Spiers said in a release. “By offering a year [of] traceability solutions for free, iTrade will foster greater supply chain visibility, optimize product receiving, improve product shelf life and quality, enable more efficient recalls, boost brand loyalty and ultimately usher in a supply chain we can all trust.”

The traceability data will be tied to other data on the iTrade platform, including purchase order data, freshness analytics and logistics data. — Transport Topics

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