A major Vidalia onion shipper is now using YottaMark’s HarvestMark traceability system.


Shuman Produce adds HarvestMark for Vidalia onion packing


In mid-June, Shuman Produce Inc., Reidsville, Ga., launched the system that complies with the produce traceability initiative at the case level for a part of Shuman’s year-round sweet onion program, according to a news release.

The HarvestMark system is one of the food safety program programs Shuman’s growers use to add traceability codes to sweet onion cases.  

At HarvestMark.com, people can enter the code to access information on the produce item’s growing, harvesting, logistics and food safety.  

“When you provide your customers with a comprehensive traceability program, then food safety begins to mean something: Peace of mind,” John Shuman, Shuman’s president and director of sales, said in the release.  

A member of primuslabs.com’s platinum program, Shuman last year received a four-star rating from Primus, according to the release.

Shuman sells sweet onions throughout the year from Georgia, Peru, Mexico, California and Texas.