NASHVILLE, N.C. — Nash Produce Co. has added hybrid pallet tags to its traceability capabilities.

Nash is one of the first sweet potato suppliers to provide customers with the hybrid pallet tags, said Laura Kornegay, marketing director.

The hybrid tags make it easier for retailers to scan cartons in their systems, Kornegay said.

She said Nash provides the hybrid tags to retailers upon request.

“The hybrid pallet tag is created by scanning case-level barcodes on the pallet to create a new pallet tag that shows the combination GTINs (Global Trade Identification Numbers) and lot numbers on a single pallet along with a Serial Shipping Container Code for logistics,” Kornegay said.

Nash remains Produce Traceability Initiative compliant and possesses traceability from harvesting to the end customer.

In other news, Nash upgraded its packing line.

Nash installed stainless steel washing equipment and switched to a stainless steel packing line.

The stainless steel remains easy to clean and offers food safety advantages over the older carbon steel, said Thomas Joyner, general manager.

Though he declined to state the investment, Joyner said the improvements should boost packaging capacity, productivity and quality.