Printed electronics, RFID are helping keep our food safer.
David Savastano, Editor03.31.16
With stories about illnesses caused by food spoilage appearing in the media on a frequent basis, it would seem that monitoring food shipments and packaging would be of the utmost importance.
Due to new developments that are being made in the field of RFID, sensors and printed electronics, the food we are buying in the supermarket is more rigorously monitored today than ever before.
Smart labels and tags are allowing retailers to keep a close watch on perishable food items such as meat, dairy and produce as they proceed through the supply chain from the farm to the retailer. Kaz Lawler, CTO of PakSense, said he is “absolutely” seeing more interest in the ability to monitor food safety and temperatures.
“We have experienced a large increase in business from customers who are preparing for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and automating their systems in general,” Lawler noted. “FSMA was signed into law by President Obama in 2011, and FD
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