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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Report: Nearly All Foods to Have RFID Tags by 2015

Within a decade, the majority of food items worldwide will be tracked in some manner through radio frequency identification (RFID) tags.

According to a report titled Food and Livestock Traceability, 900 billion food items and 824 million livestock could be tagged by 2015. Aside from economic and logistical benefits, the main drivers for tagging will be enduring the safety of the food supply, whether from organic threats such as diseases, or from terroristic sabotage. The full report is summarized (and can be purchased) here.

Source: WiseMarketer.com