A Free Barcode Scanning App
Traceability Tools is a free scanning app that provides case-level barcode validation. This tool allows produce suppliers to verify that GS1-128 PTI labels are formatted correctly prior to shipping and allows buyers to scan case labels on incoming produce to confirm PTI compliance.
PMA member Eric Skiles of Domex Superfresh created a free app called Traceability Tools to scan and display GS-128 PTI labels in an easy-to-read format for data verification and research.
Traceability Tools is a simple and free application that allows anyone in the produce supply chain to read and verify the GS1-128 barcode that is required as part of the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI).
Note: When searching in the App Store, you must capitalize the first letters of "Traceability Tools."
Produce suppliers can use this tool to verify that their barcodes are properly formatted. The tool provides on-screen alerts if the barcode does not have valid data for the current required AIs and have them presented in the correct order.
The app can also be used to read and verify barcodes during normal shipping and receiving activities. Produce managers and store employees can use this application to scan case labels in their stores to verify GTINs, packaging dates and grower lot numbers.