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6 Ways RFID Benefits Farming and Food Supply

Farming and food supply are unlikely to be at the top of anyone’s list of hi-tech market sectors. However, farmers and food producers across the world have found that technologies such as RFID have a

Farming and food supply are unlikely to be at the top of anyone’s list of hi-tech market sectors. However, farmers and food producers across the world have found that technologies such as RFID have a range of valuable tracking applications that can help improve food standards, maintain health and safety and reduce costs without cutting quality. Here we’ll look at some of the ways RFID benefits farming and food supply.

Keeping fruit fresh

Fruit producers need to know the quality of the produce they are processing for sale. One way they are achieving this is to attach passive RFID tags to the crates in which fruit is stored and transported. Using this RFID solution, producers can monitor their fruit at every stage of its processing: they’ll know the date it was harvested, the location it was stored and the temperature it was stored at  – and can have this information to hand instantaneously. If there is an issue with the fruit in that container, it is also easy for the company to locate all the other containers in the same batch, helping to prevent spoiled food from reaching the consumer.

Source: 6 Ways RFID Benefits Farming and Food Supply – ABC Money