Hi, so I have a wholesale produce business. All we do is receive finished product from suppliers (raw, unprocessed fruits and vegetables already packed into cases) and redistribute them to other wholesalers, restaurants and retail stores.
We are looking to get more serious about traceability as our objective is to get a GFSI recognized certification.
What type of data would be relevant to my operation in the lot tag? I've worked at national wholesaler before, but I was never told exactly how to decipher their lot tags. All I know is they had a code for the date it was received. I'm not sure if there was any other data in there, but it's just a series of numbers. So all products received on the same day would have the same lot code. Is that adequate for my operation?
A problem I was foreseeing was if I received the same product from multiple suppliers or even the same supplier on two deliveries and they happened to be different batches. In the event of a recall I wouldn't be able to determine which batch it came from or which supplier if all the lot codes for that day were the same.
I definitely don't want to overcomplicate things as my business is relatively simple but I also feel like I'm missing something important here.