Jul 11, 2008

lets remove the tag, before we eat the chicken !!

With the Bird flu pandemic. This is gotta be  good method to track and trace food supply.

IBM keeps tracks on chickens with RFID

free range chickens

"IBM has developed radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking technology to track chickens from farms to supermarket shelves. The supplier is working with a Norwegian food producer Nortura to build a proof of concept item-level tagging application for the food industry.

RFID has been used successfully to track animal movements, such as the movement of cattle during the BSE outbreak, and to protect high-value items such as whisky and clothing, But it is unusual to find examples of item-level RFID tagging in food production, according to Stefan Pique, European director at GS1, the supply chain data standards body."

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