PakSense Inc. and YottaMark Inc. have joined forces to combine unit-level traceability with integrated time and temperature monitoring capabilities.
A new time/temperature smart label, enhanced with the HarvestMark traceability system from YottaMark, is expected to be introduced in the third quarter of 2008. It will provide growers, shippers, and retailers with instant trace-back, easy trace-forward, and integrated cold chain monitoring linked to the unit level, with all information accessible via an online portal.
Compliant with emerging traceability standards, HarvestMark is fully compatible with the Produce Marketing Associations’ Guidelines on Traceability. The system can be deployed for case and pallet trace-forward and trace-back, as well as full unit-level traceability. As an on-demand hosted system, brand owners and growers can get started on day one without installing and supporting enterprise software or servers. PakSense time and temperature labels will be directly supported by HarvestMark, associating time and temperature data across truckloads, pallets, cases, and units. Integrated time and temperature data will be available to authorized users at www.harvestmark.com.