The potato industry in Florida has a ScoringAg database user as in the Sill Farms run by the Calvin and Brody Sill. The Sill Farms operate in PA and FL and raise red and white Irish potatoes. They ship potatoes up the east coast into Canada and West of the Mississippi .
They use surface irrigation to produce potatoes in the Florida winter time which also helps keep the frost away. The land is leveled to move irrigation water down the fields for even distribution. They have been adding new acreage every year as their sales has been increasing every year. Also this year they almost doubled their cooler storage capacity by adding two tier welded storage racks in their main storage room.
Their recordkeeping database and real time labeling system from ScoringAg handles all pictures and data requirements such as water tests, soil test, previous cropping information, site history and GAP's prevention activities performed in the location site records part of the database.
The crop records part of the database covers land prep, planting, scouting, irrigation, certification, any pesticides that are applied, harvesting, transportation and packing/storage records.
The GPS information for each block is tied directly to the labeled product leaving the packing shed and cooler. They pack all sizes and use bulk totes, boxes, and paper bags which are labeled with the shipping information and total traceback info on every case or tote including harvest date and time and GPS location and lot numbers, weights, plus product sizes. With this technology, this gives the Sill's total FDA-FSMA rules compliance for shipping their largest acreage volume potato, Red Lasoda and gives full traceability that's needed for exporting into Canada .
Once information is entered into the ScoringAg database, it can't be changed, which means it meets the federal requirements for documentation and source verification for all movement and records, Information stored includes country and state of origin, planting date, variety used, certifications, scouting, weather conditions, irrigation and amounts, good agricultural practices performed, food borne prevention practices and driver, trailer sanitation conditions plus shipping records. Since the FDA now requires data storage of two production years, it's easy with ScoringAg.com, said Brody Sill.
The ScoringAg database allows the consumer to view the public records of produce, with a simply scan of the barcode, or entering the unique SSID from the label. Here is a SSI-EID potato code that you can check out by doing a search at www.traceback.com or at www.ScoringAg.com SSI_33A6211FBB
ScoringAg.com and its traceback and traceup system, featuring Site-Specific Recordkeeping and PIDC location codes, is located in Bradenton, Florida, USA, specializing in providing solutions with mobile data, via wireless PDA's, laptops, and programmed Smart I - phones and other units like Androids using RFID and GPS bar-coded labeling, with the www.ScoringAg.com real time database. The database links tracking and traceback recordkeeping info of all food and feed, ingredient containers and beverages whether it's perishable produce commodities or not and makes managing product tracking information easier and more secure - and does it in an extremely cost effective manner. The next time you visit your favorite restaurant or grocery store, think about where all that food comes from and you will understand the need.