Unannounced audits are now commonplace, with the BRC and larger supermarket chains making these part of their terms of working and simply expecting their suppliers to comply. Would this level of scrutiny have been part and parcel of the industry had the horsemeat scandal not come to light?
On the long journey from the fruit plantation to the retailer's shelf, fruits can quickly perish. In particular, the refrigeration inside the cargo containers is not always guaranteed and existing methods for measuring the temperature are not sufficiently reliable. A sensor developed at Empa in Switzerland solves this problem. It looks like a piece of fruit and acts like a piece of fruit — but is actually a spy.
Oceasoft has developed two tools to streamline the high-volume management of its Bluetooth-enabled datalogger products.
Panasonic has launched the Toughpad FZ-N1, a lightweight, rugged, 3-in-1 handheld tablet that combines the productivity benefits of a mobile barcode reader, phone and tablet in one device.
A new ISO project committee has been established to make traceability simpler for all supply chain actors by using a uniform ISO language globally.
Intralogistics, like logistics, is about the handling and flow of goods and materials. But with intralogistics, this takes place not on the roads, but instead within a company site.
North America's Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies has released its 2016 Brand Protection and Product Traceability Market Research report, which predicts that counterfeiting will increase 3% per year worldwide.
International economic and political instability is driving disillusionment and risk in supply chains across most of the globe.
ParTech's SureCheck Advantage food safety system incorporates an automated temperature probe, a barcode scanner and an RFID infrared temperature reader.
Your brand is your biggest asset. Protecting it from irreparable damage through exceptional supply chain controls is undoubtedly a given — or is it?
Metabiota has launched a Food Risk Insights platform, to provide food producers, suppliers and retailers the ability to identify, analyse and proactively mitigate risks across the supply chain.
Zebra Technologies Corporation has launched the 3600 Series, a line of 12 rugged 2D scanners, offering durability and enhanced scan performance in demanding industrial environments.
A study has evaluated the emerging technologies that can help consumers and exporters validate the authenticity of agricultural products.
Spoilage bacteria grow faster than pathogenic bacteria during the storage and transport of meat.
The RFU65x RFID from SICK is a measuring RFID device with integrated passage and direction detection.