Improving the Safety of the Food Supply Chain: The Value of RFID and Traceability on a Growing Problem
Keeping food safe as it moves through the supply chain is a significant challenge. Perishables such as produce, meat, fish, milk and more can change hands ten to twenty times before reaching the consumer. This fact alone presents many opportunities along the supply chain for accidental or malicious mishandling that can lead to contamination or spoilage.
A host of new issues and trends, from the globalization of the supply chain to the type of foods that are imported, take the challenge of protecting the safety of the food in the supply chain to new heights. This paper explains how RFID can improve the safey as well as the efficiency of the food chain by providing highly accurate data by automating data capture.