RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Jun 22, 2021

RFID in the Food Chain 2021

June 22, 11:00 am - June 22, 2021, 1:00 pm

This virtual event is designed to educate growers, food product distributors, beverage manufacturers and processors, systems integrators and other implementers regarding the benefits of using RFID to monitor the location and temperature of food and beverages moving through the supply chain. Hear about the current state of RFID and learn how your organization can deploy the technology to achieve such benefits. In addition, gain an understanding of the various applications of RFID in the food industry, including supply chain management and temperature monitoring, and of how the technology is being used for food safety management.

11:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

 11:05 AM
FDA’s Role in Food Safety
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed two new rules for the food and beverage sector. These rules are part of the agency’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in January 2011, following several serious outbreaks of food-borne illnesses in the United States. The regulations proposed by the agency require importers to take greater responsibility for the food they bring into the country, essentially shifting the burden of inspection from the FDA to private companies. Learn what the FSMA means for the food industry and how RFID can be used to provide greater traceability along the supply chain.

11:35 AM
Tracking Fish to Dish With RFID
A government agency, in partnership with the commercial fishing industry, successfully tested new technology for tracing the route that a fish takes from the moment it is caught until it arrives at a retail outlet. The trial was carried out in cooperation with commercial fishermen, receivers, wholesalers and retailers. Learn how the catch is placed into fish boxes equipped with RFID tags. Each fishing trip that a commercial fishing boat makes is registered by the government agency, and the fisherman reports information about the identity of his or her boat, along with the date of the catch, where it was made, the equipment used, and each fish’s species and weight. With this information, each RFID-marked box is then linked to a particular fishing trip. Hear how the system performed, as well as how it has benefitted consumers and stakeholders throughout the industry.

12:05 PM
Using RFID to Establish a Secure Chain of Custody in the Meat Industry
Two universities have joined forces to develop a tamper-proof, cloud-based RFID traceability system tailored toward the food industry. Initial pilot projects focused on the poultry sector cover production from processing plant to consumer. The system is based on a combination of RFID temperature-logging and geolocation systems, cloud-based decision-support systems and smartphone technology. Researchers are now testing epi-biometrics on chicken fillets. Learn how the solution relies on a combination of RFID and smartphones to facilitate the provision of temperature and location details at the batch level, thereby establishing a secure chain of custody from processing plant to consumer.

12:35 PM
From Farm to Salad Bowl: Tracking Fresh Produce
Field-packing into cardboard cartons is the current method for the handling and transport of all leafy vegetables, including iceberg lettuce. Hear how integrated RFID and GPS technologies are being used to georeference field cartons, and to wirelessly transmit grower and harvest protocols via a site-specific, field-level tracking system. Learn how the solution provides the seamless traceability of produce from the retail shelf back to precise field locations. Additionally, hear the latest information about lettuce harvesting, highlighted by a system capable of tracing carton-level packed iceberg lettuce to an exact field location using RFID and GPS.

12:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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