1 May, 2021
New meat labelling system eliminates global food security issue
Queensland food processor Kilcoy Global Foods (KGF) has developed a new labelling system for its export shipments that promises to eliminate compliance issues and will streamline processes that deliver product from paddock to plate anywhere in the world.
The new technology allows scanners to read imbedded data tagged on the internal product label, matching it with the external shipment label – a process that will provide importers with accurate and trackable data on the nature and origin of the product.
KGF President Australian Division Jiah Falcke says Kilcoy Global Foods already has a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure label and packaging compliance.
“All it takes however is for a description mismatch on the inner and outer labels to trigger a cancellation or shipment ban. Our development of the KGF Label RFID Tracking Database eliminates that concern.
“We have built a sustainable integrated supply chain between the United States and China. This type of tracking technology is vital to our business because the origin of our food and accountability at every step of our food’s journey is vitally important to us and our customers who stretch across more than 20 global markets and represents 85% of our production.
“We are particularly proud that this new tracking technology has been completely funded by our business to the tune of $1.4 million and developed internally by our R&D team,” Mr Falcke said.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) refers to a wireless system of two components: tags and readers. Kilcoy Global Foods has invested significantly to develop this software which ensures when labels are printed, the RFID tag is linked with the Tracking Database.
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