Unlike the generalised ISO codes designed for multiple uses, a Property
Identification Code (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 recognised or covered by the UN,
argues the vendor of a global traceability system.
PIDC is ScoringSystem's patented international standard of location and property identification.
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, say the company. 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," a
"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.
"Protection against bio-terrorism and accidental contamination of the
world's food supply chain requires a site-specific recordkeeping system
and worldwide traceback — with no exemptions."