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Traceability Technologies in the Agri-food Sector

Eleonora TUDORA, Eugenia TÎRZIU
National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest
8-10 Mareșal Alexandru Averescu Av., 011455, Bucharest, Romania
eleonora.tudora@ici.ro, eugenia.tirziu@ici.ro

Abstract: With the globalization of the food industry, traceability has become an important factor for the agri-food sector. Therefore, it is important to have a reliable identification and tracking system to guarantee the safety and quality of food that reaches consumers. However, the current tracking technology market is restrained by many factors such as high cost, skepticism about efficiency and technology responsibility. This article provides an overview of the relevant food traceability technologies available on the market and a description of their characteristics. In order to contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate technologies, the concepts and implications of traceability in the agri-food sector must be well understood by consumers. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of traceability technologies in the agri-food sector.

Keywords: Traceability, traceability technologies, RFID, agri-food sector.

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Eleonora TUDORA, Eugenia TÎRZIU, Traceability Technologies in the Agri-food Sector, Romanian Journal of Information Technology and Automatic Control, ISSN 1220-1758, vol. 29(2), pp. 101-112, 2019. https://doi.org/10.33436/v29i2y201908