Unique PIDC Location Code is Critical for Guaranteeing Food Chain Security15 May 2005
ScoringSystem’s Web-based databank product, ScoringAg.com, has been
specifically designed to provide seamless traceback and traceup of
agricultural products, worldwide, from “Field-to-Fork.” At the heart of
this global traceability system is PIDC – ScoringSystem’s patented
unique international standard of location and property identification
Premises / Property Identification Code.
Unlike the generalized
ISO codes that are designed for multiple uses, PIDC is more
comprehensive and inclusive, and defines all land and sea locations
over the entire surface of the earth, including those areas that are
not recognized or covered by the UN and other international
In today’s global marketplace, any true
traceability system must include all agricultural products to provide a
true chain of custody with traceback and traceup throughout. This
includes: fish from lakes, rivers, and oceans around the world; poultry
and hydroponics crops that may be raised in multi-story structures
above ground; and wild mushrooms, truffles, and root vegetables that
may be collected or harvested below ground.
With the global
trade in an increasing number of products from diverse locations around
the globe, all worldwide agricultural sources must be identified with
their unique PIDC of origin to ensure food safety. Any complete and
reliable international traceability system that is called upon to do
such an important job must be based on a comprehensive location code,
such as PIDC, to be effective.
Finally, protection against
bio-terrorism and accidental contamination of the world’s food supply
chain must also take advantage of the latest technology, as well as a
Site-Specific Recordkeeping™ system and worldwide traceback – with no
exemptions. Nevertheless, this Internet based system’s success is
solidly based on PIDC to provide a unique worldwide location code
reference for all the important links in the food supply chain.
and its cattle traceback system, featuring Site-Specific Recordkeeping™
and PIDC location code, are one of the many divisions of ScoringSystem,
Inc., which is located in Sarasota, Florida USA and specializes in
providing solutions with mobile data, via wireless PDAs, laptops, and
Semacode-programmed Nokia mobile phones. Whether using an RFID code or
barcodes for tracking and traceback of livestock or perishable
commodities and other consumer goods, or storing performance data for
sports players, www.ScoringSystem.com makes managing data easier, and
does it in an extremely cost effective manner.
Source: PR Web
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