RFID From Farm to Fork

FARM2FORK was a European project funded through the CIP ICT PSP programme.  The aim of the project was to showcase RFID technology to SMEs in the food & drink industry and to identify and trace food information to fulfill society’s needs.

The project was led by Prof Robert Newman from the University of Wolverhampton, UK,  and further eight partners, representing 6 EU states, were also involved.

EuroFIR AISBL contributed to the business process identification in the SMEs participating in the pilots (e.g. fish and meat companies, winemakers and cheese producers), systems integration, provision of food data and information by linking to EuroFIR food information as well as the dissemination of results.

Additionally, EuroFIR AISBL had decisive participation in Workpackage 2 (Information Modelling), which was led by IFR, UK.

This Workpackage aimed at identifying the information flow considering all details of information in the several stages of the food chain, which might be relevant by processing, for retailers and for end users, in order to improve quality, reach higher levels of traceability and more transparency. One main question was what information was relevant from which point of view (producers, processors, retailers, consumers, health experts, SME, etc.) in order to consider it in the information flow. The ultimate goal was to have the information readily available and in a ready-to-be-understood format at the point of need for each user of the new system. To achieve this, the relevant information needed to be fed into the information chain at some point in order that it can be transported along with the foodstuffs on the RFID tags to the users.

TTZ Bremerhaven, Germany and FoodCon, Belgium, were subcontractors of EuroFIR AISBL in RFID F2F and were contributing to the project success.

Detailed information about the project can be found on official website.