Seafood traceability to ensure consumer confidence: IMPLEMENTATION
Major achievements in 2005
The testing of data capture equipment has mainly been focussing on RFID technology. Continuous tests have been carried out both in the fish chain and in the meat industry. Results (reading distance) have improved lately, especially for active tags.
A very useful ‘tool’ has been developed to be used for analysing a chain. This tool has a generic nature and will be used not only in seafood chains, but also in other food chains. When using the tool reports are made with recommendations for re-engineering in the chains. The main goal of the expert team will be to advice and guide the respective chains through the re-engineering process, to help them choose the most cost-effective measures, and to estimate the effect after the re-engineering has been carried out. The anticipated sequence is: (1) Analysis of information loss, (2) Recommend and plan changes for improved traceability and reduced information loss, (3) Carry out changes and (4) Estimate effect of changes.