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Lowry Computer Products has developed Secure Visibility, an inventory-management and lot-traceability tool for the produce industry. Growers, packers, shippers and retailers can capture and share produce traceability information in real time, the company said. Built around GS1 BarCode and EPCglobal radio frequency identification (RFID) standards, Secure Visibility adheres to the Produce Traceability Initiative's compliance plan for standard traceability of the entire produce supply chain. The service grew out of the produce industry's traceability initiatives, Lowry said. Built on Microsoft BizTalk Server R2, Secure Visibility allows users to capture data pertaining to the produce supply chain in real time, using RFID or barcodes. Once the information is captured, users have immediate visibility. Secure Visibility offers both case- and pallet-level traceability data for wholesalers, distributors and retailers via the Web. The system can provide instant traceability records to initiate a response to any suspected food-borne contaminations.
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