You may have seen some strange looking bar codes on produce at your local grocery store recently.. They are part of a new food safety initiative to track produce from the field to the table.
As part of the GTIN (global tracking item number) system, these codes will allow specific lots of produce to be tracked from the farmer to the processor, distributor, and retail grocery store.
GTIN is really a database standard for storing the information, and these bar codes are just one implementation of the standard. In the future the data scheme may be applied to RFID or other identification methods.
For more information, visit this website, or call us to discuss how we can help you with any bar code you may need.