A F2F delegation from University of Ljubljana has presented the project during the RFID Special Interest Group Event titled “RFID Protects the Food Chain, at the MIT Enterprise Forum in Cambridge on 5 December 2011.
The MIT Enterprise Forum brings together key experts on the major issues, technologies, and business cases surrounding the RFID-enabled food chain. How RFID is making food safer and food-borne illness easier to trace? RFID increasingly provides the most effective means to solve these challenges and to ensure compliance with recently enacted legislation designed to protect consumers.
Food safety encompasses the origin, processing and packaging of food so that consumers don’t get sick from the food they buy. Increased food production, growing market demand and faster delivery are just three of the many challenges companies face in trying to keep food safe all along the food supply chain.
As people are very interested in healthy and quality of food, they find RFID in the traceability system of food and drink from the technological point and also from the practical point of view by using RFID tags and readers in supply chain, checking the information presented in traceability web page for fish – Piran seabass.
Dr. Mira Trebar attended the event with the presentation title: “Tracking your Food: F2F - RFID from Farm to Fork”: the main objective was to show and explain the work done on traceability in the food and drink sectors and availability of information through whole supply chain with system developed as part of RFID-F2F including Fish pilot, Slovenia. For the beginning, a basic information about the project was outlined, followed by introduction of supply chain and traceability. The main part was devoted to the work done on fish pilot in Slovenia, presenting a traceability system of seabass. The important issue was the presentation of cold chain.
Attending the event was a good opportunity to meet one of the Auto-ID Lab members at MIT in Boston, Stephen Miles and other presenters, working on traceability and cold chain. To the attendees of the event were shown the results of the project RFID F2F, including fish traceability system more detailed by showing the use of RFID tags and RFID data loggers used to measure temperatures in the logistics process.