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Developing Smart Agri-Food Supply Chains: Using Technology to Improve Safety and Quality

Developing Smart Agri-Food Supply Chains: Using Technology to Improve Safety and Quality

Resource Efficiency Collective’s Jonathan and Samantha are proud to be involved in the upcoming book Developing Smart Agri-Food Supply Chains: Using Technology to Improve Safety and Quality.

The safety of agri-food supply chains remains under constant threat from instances of food adulteration, malicious contamination, exposure of products to microbiological and chemical hazards, as well as the presence of foreign bodies in food products.

Developing smart agri-food supply chains: using technology to improve safety and quality provides an authoritative assessment of the recent developments implemented to improve safety and quality at all levels of the agri-food supply chain. This collection provides a comprehensive coverage of the methods used to establish food authenticity and integrity, including tracking technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) and DNA profiling.

Edited by Professor Louise Manning, Royal Agricultural University, UK, Developing smart agri-food supply chains: using technology to improve safety and quality will be a standard reference for researchers working in food safety in universities or other research centres, government and private agencies regulating threats to the agri-food supply chain, and food processors and retailers/suppliers.

Jonathan and Samantha‘s chapter “Advances in traceability systems in agri-food supply chains” looks into food traceability systems and technologies ranging from paper based manual forms to digital centralised and decentralised systems implementing barcodes, RFID, NFC, WSN, and Blockchain. This is followed by a brief overview of the barriers to employ these technologies and some possible policy options and alternative pathways to overcome them. 

For more information about Developing smart agri-food supply chains: using technology to improve safety and quality (publication date: December 2021), visit the Burleigh Dodds website.

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