Food & Livestock Traceability conference
IDTechEx and Leatherhead Food International LFI are jointly staging their conference Food and Livestock Traceability in the Dallas Marriott Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA on February 1-2 2006. Four participative Masterclasses will teach aspects of the subject - two on 31 January and two on 3 February. They are optional extras and they will be staffed by world renowned experts from IDTechEx, LFI and elsewhere. The subjects and leading tutors will be "Introduction to RFID" Raghu Das Chief Executive IDTechEx , "Introduction to Smart Packaging" Dr Peter Harrop Chairman IDTechEx, "Challenges and Solutions for Food Identification and Tracing" Peter Wareing Leatherhead Food International, "Introduction to Legal Issues" Leatherhead Food International.
During the conference there will be about 28 presentations from about ten countries, including The US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Australia and East Asia to set a truly global scene. For example, key speakers from relevant US Government departments and US practitioners have been invited to speak and the following talks are already committed from abroad:
The Brazilian Official Livestock Certification System as an Issue for Cattle Traceability and the Situation Concerning Food Traceability Valeria Homem, Federal Fiscal, Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil.
- The need our society has for animal and public health, in order to get high quality products, free of pathogen
- Cattle monitoring and animal identification being the essential activities for the transparency of the whole bovine productive chain
- Entire system's credibility from the farm to the slaughter
- The development of SISBOV (Brazilian System of Bovine and Bubaline Identification and Origin Certification), the official system envisioned in 2001 by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, and the very good experience and results to date
- Situation concerning food traceability
Automated Whole-Chain Traceability - Now a Reality
Cristian Barcan, Project Manager - Traceability and Food Safety
BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
- Whole-chain traceability is the future
- Example: the TELOP-TRACE project in farmed salmon (first electronic whole-chain traceable market segment)
- Reasons for whole-chain traceability
- Current BASF status implementing TraceTracker as a solution for whole-chain traceability
- Next steps
Lessons from 500 Case Studies of Radio Frequency Identification RFID used in the Food Chain in 20 Countries
Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman IDTechEx UK
- Tagging food in restaurants, supermarkets, the cold chain, food conveyances
- Tagging livestock
- Benefits and costs, frequencies, suppliers and other details
- Successes and failures
- Experience of RFID combined with condition monitoring on food and on livestock
- IDTechEx forecasts for adoption of RFID on food items, food pallets/ cases and livestock 2005-2015 by number and dollar value
Legal Issues Influencing Food Traceability Worldwide and What Comes Next Leatherhead Food International UK
About 200 delegates are expected to attend and there will be an exhibition. Those attending will receive the monthly web journals "Smart Labels Analyst" and "Smart Packaging Journal" for six months free of charge and a discount on the new report "Food and Livestock Traceability" and other relevant reports. In other words - you don't just catch up, you keep ahead.
Sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available. Those wishing to apply to speak should contact Dr Peter Harrop firstname.lastname@example.org for assessment. In particular, we seek user experience of identifying, tracking and tracing from retailers to Consumer Packaged Goods CPG companies and food producers, first announcements of new technologies that will assist and independent analyses of the topic.
IDTechEx consults, publishes and stages conferences on RFID, smart labels, smart packaging, printed electronics and allied topics and has technical and marketing experts located across the world. It recently published the report "Food and Livestock Traceability" with many unique case studies of RFID, DNA, retinal scan and other procedures in action across the world, forecasts and explanation of technologies. For more on IDTechEx see www.idtechex.com
Leatherhead Food International is a global and independent provider of food information, market intelligence and technical and food research services. It delivers consultancy services varying from large scale Government research, through individually tailored client information projects, to nutritional, sensory and consumer studies. It has over 1,000 members internationally. It supports them daily with the whole range of its food expertise, and with its regular training programs. For more on Leatherhead Food International see www.lfra.co.uk
Food Safety Magazine US/Europe/ Asia
Conference website: www.trackingfood.com