Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Supply chain & traceability (RFID/barcodes)

Tackling food fraud with blockchain technology

11 December, 2017

A new research project called BeefLedger has been launched by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) that aims to track beef from the paddock to the plate and fight food fraud.


Consumers confused over 'organic' and 'non-GM' food labels

26 October, 2017

Researchers found that many consumers have difficulty distinguishing the difference between foods labelled as "organic" and "non-genetically modified", with some viewing them as synonymous.


Turck TBEN-S-RFID and TBEN-L-RFID interface modules

23 October, 2017

To simplify RFID integration across industrial environments, Turck has released two interface modules: the TBEN-S-RFID and TBEN-L-RFID.


Smart glasses speed up food warehouse operations

18 October, 2017

With perishable food products, speed is crucial in every part of the supply chain, but this is often hindered through slow and complicated warehouse operations. Wearable technology company Picavi has sped up this process using smart glasses in order picking, and Weerts Supply Chain has utilised their technology.


Dematic distributes smart glasses

11 October, 2017

Automated technology supplier Dematic has announced it will distribute Vuzix Smart Glasses in Australia and New Zealand.


Improving traceability in the supply chain

21 September, 2017 by Jonathan Wilkins

In summer 2017, the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) discovered that over 700,000 contaminated eggs from Dutch and Belgian farms were distributed to the UK. The final destination of each egg was unclear, so thousands of salads, sandwiches and other meals containing egg were recalled from supermarkets.


Australian Food Cold Chain Council formed in Queensland

21 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

A new cold chain advocacy group has been established in Queensland to improve compliance and standards in the handling of food at all levels of the cold chain.


Visual Trust Initiative provides supply chain transparency

18 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Carrefour and SGS, along with its two technology partners Transparency-One and Blippar, launched the Visual Trust Initiative which produces in-depth supply chain information.


Data synchronisation service accepts its 2000th registration

31 August, 2017

The National Product Catalogue is GS1 Australia's data synchronisation solution that helps businesses exchange standardised supply chain data including product details, pricing and marketing-related information with their trading partners. Started in 1997, the service has just welcomed its 2000th registration.


IBM blockchain consortium champions food safety

24 August, 2017

A new blockchain collaboration has been formed to help reduce the number of people falling ill due to contaminated food every year.


Honeywell Connected Freight technology

23 August, 2017

Honeywell's Connected Freight technology gives shippers and logistics companies the ability to monitor shipments of high-value and perishable goods, helping prevent costly damage and loss.


Europe looking to create a fairer food supply chain

21 August, 2017

With indications that the added value in the food supply chain is not adequately distributed across all levels of the chain, the European Commission has launched an EU-wide public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer. Should we be doing likewise?


Improving RFID system reliability

14 August, 2017

RFID technology does not require any contact to detect objects with electronic information tags, speeding up a variety of processes in production, logistics and retail. In cases that require high levels of object identification accuracy, a high-performance antenna is needed that is capable of capturing the information stored on the RFID transponders at any time.


Using digital disruption to track product information

24 July, 2017

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has launched ePIF, which enables food and beverage companies to track product information across its entire value chain.


The rigours of food safety transportation

13 June, 2017

A prevailing trend in the cold chain is the focus on quality and product sensitivity. With an increase in demand for premium products, shippers must maintain the integrity of these loads.


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