APGI Initiates New Measures in Support of Food Safety

Associated Potato Growers Inc. (APGI) is pleased to announce that we are in the process of becoming GTIN compliant and are hoping to be online as of October 1, 2012.

This compliance is a part of the global produce traceability initiative or (PTI) which is an industry-led effort to enhance traceability throughout the entire produce supply chain. Both internal and external traceability programs are needed in order to effectively track and trace produce up and down the supply chain, achieving whole-chain traceability.

APGI potatoes will be given a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) that serves as a unique item reference number for helping suppliers and receivers ensure traceability back to the field that the potato came from.

This is yet another step in APGI’s continued effort to continually provide consumers with the best possible safety measures the industry has available.