NSF, the not-for-profit organization committed to making the world a safer place for consumers through food safety, water quality, public health, and product testing services, has recognized Stephan Robinson VP of Business Process Development at Dole Fresh Vegetables, as the recipient of the Food Safety leadership award in system improvement. The award is based on the work Dole and Mr. Robinson in particular have done in conjunction with InSync, in developing and deploying the industry's first RFID and GPS-driven track and trace software system for harvest management and cold chain processing and storage. Through tracking bins from harvest, weighing, cooling, and storage, Dole is able to at any given time view real-time exactly what bins are in each location, how long they've been there, and even trace a specific bin back to the GPS coordinates of the field where it was filled. Should contamination be found at any time, the system's dashboard, based on InSync's GREENTrace™ application, provides operators with detailed information of every bin including its movement and time stamp record, the associated crew, and additional environmental information. This increased knowledge allows for Dole to react faster to contamination threats than ever before.
"It is an honor for us to be part of this project." Said Ashish Chona, CEO of InSync. "Applications like this one, aimed at enabling a healthier, safer food supply for every-day Americans are the types of projects that are really easy to get behind and champion. Dole, and Steve Robinson in particular are well deserving of this award for their efforts to improve the quality of life for us all."
The NSF will be presenting Mr. Robinson with this award at the annual Food Safety Summit in Washington DC, on April 27th.
SOURCE: InSync Software, Inc.