Using RFID to Improve Food Safety and Business

By Doug

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In 2003, the discovery of a cow diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopath led to the slaughter of thousands of cattle, as well as a ban on imports of Canadian cattle and beef in the United States, Japan and other nations. In 2006, the Canadian government required that all ranchers identify their cows with RFID ear tags. The province of Quebec adopted more stringent requirements, mandating that calves born on Quebec farms be RFID-tagged so that t...

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