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Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum Information

Meeting: Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007

Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (6:45-7:00 registration/breakfast)

Room 2-260R (2nd floor-Executive Training Center, Carlson School)

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Food Chain – RFID's Impact On The Quality, Safety and Security Of Our Food Supply


An implicit contract exists between consumers, grocers, restaurants and the producers that supply them. The “contract” assures the consumer that the food purchased will be fresh and free of disease causing contaminants. In reality things do not always go as planned.

Equipment fails causing food to spoil. Food is contaminated with a food borne disease in the field, during processing or during preparation and goes undetected until the consumer falls ill. Or in a nightmare scenario, an undetectable contaminant is purposefully introduced into the food chain creating chaos, supply chain disruptions, shortages, and consumer distrust that will take years to recover from.

In this session, we hope to stimulate discussion of how RFID technology can be used to monitor the condition of food stuffs as they move through the supply chain and how it may be used to provide an early warning of potential problems within the food chain. And lastly, if a recall is required, enable a more rapid, targeted response than current processes allow.

Our panelists are drawn from a cross section of early players in the application of RFID, and bring to the discussion real world experience with RFID technology in the food chain.

MISRC RFID Project Lead: Dr. Fred Riggins, University of Minnesota
RFID Forum Coordinator: Peter Grimlund, RFx3

Panel Speakers:

Dr. Fred Riggins – University of MN , MISRC

Richard Mosley – C.H. Robinson Worldwide [bio]

Dr. Ted Labuza – Infratag, Inc. and U of MN Prof. of Food Science & Engr. [bio]


06:45 – 7:00 - Registration & Breakfast

7:00 – 8:30 - Panel presentations & interaction

8:30 – 9:00 - Audience interaction

9:00 - Adjourn

Twin Cities RFID Industry Forum Information

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