System on Citrus Traceability SITC-NEA
is an information system that aims at the gathering, systematization and control
of the data related to farming, process, packaging and dispatch of citrus fruit
from the northeastern region of Argentina that has as destination EU countries
and other foreign markets. The purpose of it is to manage data on traceability
of citrus products that permit the fulfillment of the existent norms of food
health and security.
information: the users can agilely and easily access to the data managed by the
system. The information disclosed by SITC-NEA, documents the fulfillment of
agreements and norms on quarantine diseases required by destination countries of
fresh fruit, in this case, citrus from an Argentinean region.
Access to the
information: the system has been developed and installed in the web in a way
that it can be used by all users and from different places of loading, consult
and validation of the information through internet.
- Normalization, codification
and identification of the elements of the system: it is established a single
number of identification for: varieties, provinces, zones, districts,
producers, properties, lots, agrochemical products, cultural work, etc.
- Registration of the production
lots with an estimation of the production volumes: it is loaded in a data
base of all the lots registered in the Certification Program.
- Reception and management of
the information of packing: the packaging houses generate a text file with a
normalized format including the quantity of bulks and kilograms packed in
each pallet discriminated by lot of production. The transmission of this
information is done running an upload in a site designed for this purpose.
- Identification of the lots in
the pallets: A label of small size with the number of each lot that
intervened in its conformation is stuck in 2 sides of each pallet. The
number is coded in bar code
- Verification in port: The
SENASA loads the information of the varieties certified by lot in a portable
collector with a scanner of bar code. The inspectors read at random the
labels and receive a signal of alert in the case that the data is
- Farm book: the clime
conditions, the cultural work and the chemical or organic products used in
the plantations of each certified lot are registered in it.
- Statistic data: The SENASA by
means of SITC-NEA will have statistic data of dispatch for the purpose of
control and audit.
management of SITC-NEA:
The system has
three users of operation: the packaging houses, the regional offices of the
SENASA and CORENEA.