PLAINVIEW, N.Y., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- American Casting and Manufacturing discusses the role of security seals in protecting agricultural products.
Agriculture is one of the biggest and most valuable industries in the United States. The challenges associated with farming (weather, disease, trade policies) make each crop extremely valuable. Therefore, farmers and growers have to take extra precautions to keep their goods safe and secure during transport.
Damaged or contaminated food products in the supply chain can put the health of millions of people at risk. An incident can permanently scar a grower's brand reputation, level of public trust, and financial stability as a business. It's important to have security measures at every point of the supply chain to avoid tampering and theft.
Security seals play an important role in protecting agricultural products.
Taking a layered security approach. Since agricultural goods change hands so many times and pass through so many points within the supply chain, one security method is not enough to protect goods through all possible security threats. Using multiple types of security seals creates a layered security approach that is much more reliable. Even if one seal is compromised, there are others in place to protect the goods and provide evidence of tampering. For example, a high security bolt seal is sturdy and requires tools to remove. Pair that with lighter, more affordable plastic security seals or plastic padlock seals adds more security without increasing costs too much. Plastic padlock seals are also extremely easy to use, since they can be secured with one hand and are ideal for sealing individual containers within the shipment.
Complying with ISO regulations. High security seals that meet ISO 17712 standards are essential for providing security throughout the supply chain, especially for cross-border shipments. Bolt seals and plastic padlock security seals are good options for high security seals, depending on budget and application needs.
American Casting and Manufacturing produces a wide variety of security seals for the agriculture industry. These seals can be customized with alphanumerical serial printing or barcode labeling to make tracking easier and increase security further.
About American Casting and Manufacturing: American Casting and Manufacturing is a New York based, family-owned manufacturing company, that produces high-quality customizable security seals, including bolt seals, container seals, and trailer seals, across a wide range of industries. Through innovative production, customer service, and both employee loyalty and respect, the tamper evident seals manufacturer has been producing high-quality seals for over 100 years. The company conforms to the highest standards, meeting the requirements of ISO-9001:2008 quality management systems.
SOURCE American Casting and Manufacturing