RFID from farm to fork
EU CIP ICT-PSP
01.05.2010 – 30.04.2012
The food business is one that provides huge potential for demonstration of Return on Investment (RoI) for RFID technologies, for example by providing authentication of the origin of foodstuffs or by reducing wastage and optimising logistics costs or by increasing quality of goods to the consumer. The purpose of the F2F project is to demonstrate the use of RFID at all stages of the production and sales chain, allowing products to be tracked across Europe from the producer (farm) to the end consumer (fork). The project will federate international producers, processors, logistics, retailers and consumers around a data system which will deploy standardised solutions to allow the traceability and authentication of foodstuffs.
The production and distribution of food and drink is the largest and the most important activity in all countries in Europe and all over the world. The ‘Farm to Fork’ philosophy gives particular attention to the development of effective functioning pilots in supply chain management linked up together on a national and EU level. This could give many of them the opportunity to be recognized and raise awareness on the potential benefits associated to the use of RFID technology.
EuroFIR AISBL is contributing to the business process identification in the SMEs participating in the pilots (e.g. fish and meat companies, winemakers and cheese producers), systems integration, provision of food data and information by linking to EuroFIR food composition data as well as the dissemination of results. ttz Bremerhaven and FoodCon, Belgium, are subcontractors of EuroFIR AISBL in RFID F2F and are contributing to the project success.
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