Milestone 4 Human Readable Labeling (Moved to 2011)

Currently the Initiative calls for both human readable and barcode identifiers to appear on each case you pack beginning at the same time (2011). Unless this changes, you should plan on printing the human readable information on the same label used for the barcode. (See Milestone 5 for a barcoding details.)

According to the PTI, at minimum, the GTIN number from the brand owner and the lot or batch number from the company packing the case must be shown in human readable form underneath the barcode.

NOTE: If the lot or batch number is not unique by pack or harvest date, the pack or harvest date must also appear in human-readable form underneath the barcode. If the case of produce is simply "passing through" your operation, you will not need to put any additional information on the case.

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