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Keeping Cold Foods Cold and the Food Safety Modernization Act

Published January 8, 2013 by SecureRF in FDA, Food safety, RFID, Temperature Sensor

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Do you rush home from the grocery story so your milk, eggs and meat don’t sit too long in the warm car? I know I do. In the summer, I sometimes I even pack them in a cooler or wrap them in a blanket to keep them at the proper temperature for the 12 minute ride home. How safe to […]


INTERPHEX Insights

Published March 23, 2009 by SecureRF in FDA, Food safety, Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Security Alliance

Submitted by Joanne C. Kelleher Last week I attended part of the INTERPHEX Conference which offered technology solutions and education for every aspect of drug manufacturing from process development through delivery to market. I was there to see the panel presentation put on by members of the RFID Security Alliance and moderated by SecureRF’s CEO, Louis Parks. Before the presentation I walked the show floor […]


Safety Gap? The FDA has an Information Technology Chasm too.

Published November 3, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Food safety, Pharmaceutical, RFID, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher I have written several entries about food and drug safety, RFID tracking and the FDA including: Food Production and Safety Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals FDA Tracking Requirements: Drugs, Medical Devices, Why Not Food Too? RFID and ePedigree Won’t Help these Twists in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain After reading The Safety Gap by Gardiner Harris in The New York Times Magazine published on […]


Food Production and Safety

Published October 14, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Food safety, RFID, RFID Security Alliance, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The issue of food production and safety is continuing to get a lot of press. The New York Times Sunday Magazine for 10/12/2008 is the Food Issue. http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.html I recommend you check out the lead story, Farmer in Chief, which provides recommendations on what the next president can and should do to remake the way we grow and eat our food. […]


FDA Tracking Requirements: Drugs, Medical Devices, Why Not Food Too?

Published July 10, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Food safety, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, RFID

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The July 10, 2008 issue of The New York Times had an article about the nation’s salmonella outbreak called As Outbreak Affects 1,000, Experts See Flaws in Law. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/10/health/policy/10tomato.html?_r=1&th=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&emc=th&adxnnlx=1215698952-7EHBT2ulOF3rVfXSiXFHsA The article says; Dr. David Acheson, the agency/s associate commissioner for foods, said in a telephone interview on Monday that the F.D.A. lacked authority to require full trace-back capability, adding, It’s […]


Secure RFID For Drug E-pedigree

Published May 27, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher In March, I wrote how the FDA was seeking comments on how to handle prescription drugs. See https://www.securerf.com/RFID-Security-blog/?p=48. Now that the date for providing comments has passed, RFID Journal has summarized the submissions. Industry Opinion Favors RFID for Drug E-pedigree Comments received by the FDA show a preference for RFID technology generally EPC for a pharmaceutical e-pedigree identification system, with […]


Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals

Published May 5, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher Bill H.R.5839, Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2008 – to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of drugs – was introduced to the US House of Representatives in late April 2008 by Congressman Steve Buyer (R-IN) and Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT). According to a press release from Congressman Buyer, the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act: Seeks […]


FDA Seeking Comments on How to Handle Prescription Drugs

Published March 26, 2008 by SecureRF in FDA, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher FDA Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA), Section 505D(b)(3) states that the standards developed for identification, validation, authentication, and tracking and tracing of prescription drugs shall address promising technologies, which may include(A) radio-frequency identification; (B) nanotechnology; (C)encryption technologies; and (D) other track and trace or authentication technologies. As instructed by Congress in the FDAAA, the FDA is now seeking comments on these […]


Congress approves FDA Bill with section for Pharmaceutical Security

Published September 26, 2007 by SecureRF in FDA, Pharmaceutical, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Posted by Joanne C. Kelleher  Late last week Congress sent to the White House H.R.3580.  The full title of this legislation is “To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and for medical devices, to enhance the postmarket authorities of the Food and Drug Administration with respect to the safety of drugs, and for other purposes.” […]


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