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

Closed supply chain key to clean, green food exports

19 April, 2016 by Andrew Spence

A closed loop supply chain and a strong contact network in Asia are behind the success of an emerging premium food company from South Australia.

GS1 Australia upgrades product recall portal

31 March, 2016

GS1 Australia has launched a new version of its electronic product recall notification management system.

Riverina food industry to gain two rail hubs

22 February, 2016

Two regional rail hubs and business parks in NSW's Riverina district will be master planned and developed by Vaughan Constructions.

Keeping your pallets secure using unhackable RFID

09 February, 2016

Researchers have developed a new type of RFID chip that is virtually impossible to hack.

Explosive growth and the global cold chain

04 February, 2016

Rising disposable income, growth in the food retail market and rapidly growing demand for frozen food are forecast to drive high growth in the cold chain industry.

Australian dairy delivers reassurance to China's parents

01 February, 2016

Camperdown Dairy International has adopted a new platform to allow Chinese consumers to check the authenticity and provenance of its products using their smartphones.

Beston to release food traceability app

09 December, 2015

Beston Global Food Company will release an app to enable retail customers to instantly trace the origin and safety of its food products on their smartphone or tablet.

Tetra Pak instructs suppliers to provide ethics reports

23 November, 2015

Tetra Pak has informed its key suppliers that they will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex).

Food safety — from farm to fork

27 October, 2015

Identification solutions enable companies to trace back the trajectory of their products from the producer, through the processing stages, to retailers — meeting consumer and regulatory demand for transparency on the provenance and authenticity of foodstuffs.

RFID streamlines automated tomato harvesting

24 September, 2015

RFID technology from SICK allows tomato processor Kagome to ensure product traceability, leading to increasing efficiency in the production process.

ISO/IEC approves farm-to-fork traceability standard

21 September, 2015

Two supply chain visibility standards that enable farm-to-fork traceability have been approved as international standards by the ISO and IEC.

Uni students develop wine industry software that could "help feed the world"

25 June, 2015

A software system for the viticulture industry developed by a team of Australian university students could one day be applied to global food production.

Coming in from the cold — the importance of food traceability in cold storage environments

24 June, 2015 by David Thompson, Australian Business Manager, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, ANZ

It is vital that Australian cold storage and distribution operators understand that just as cold temperature conditions such as cold air, frost and condensation can make life a challenge for workers operating in these environments, they also create a specific challenge for tracking goods throughout the supply chain.

Cutting cattle transport costs

06 May, 2015

Cattle transport in Australia accounts for up to 40% of the market price - not surprising given that cattle can travel up to 2500 km to abattoirs. TRANSIT, a new tool developed by the CSIRO, identifies ways to reduce the distance, time and cost of transporting cattle.

Sick CLV615 Dual Port barcode scanner

29 April, 2015

Sick has released the CLV615 Dual Port barcode scanner, featuring an integrated switch that makes it easy to install the sensor in a Profinet IO network.

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