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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 […]


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