Food Traceability: Technologies and Global MarketsBCC Research
February 23, 2012
194 Pages - SKU: WA3805922
This study aims to provide thorough analysis of the global food traceability market. The market is segmented on the basis of equipment, technology, software, services, applications and end user markets. Key markets intended to be covered include smart PDA with GPS, thermal printers, 2D and 1D scanners, durable labels and tags , sensors and others. The report will include key technologies such as barcodes, RFID/RTLS, GPS, infrared technology and biometrics. Key software markets that would be covered in the report are warehouse software, farm and poultry farm software, ERP, quality management solutions, cloud computing, LIMS and other hybrid software. Service segments may include online traceability services, technology integration services, customized services and others. Key application areas would include meat traceability, fresh produce and seeds, dairy products, beverages, fisheries and aquaculture and others. The end user market will include food manufacturers, warehouse/pack farm, food retailer, defense and security departments, government departments and others.
Globalization has become an essential way to bridge the gap between demand and supply and to increase international food trade. However, this trend also has increased the threat of contamination of food products, bioterrorism and contagious diseases.
Food traceability therefore is viewed as an important tool against such devastating outbreak of diseases such as avian flu, mad cow disease, foot and mouth disease, etc. Increasing consumer awareness has forced manufacturers to adopt food traceability technologies across the supply chain process. Food traceability is also perceived as a quality control, and a brand enhancement measure by the manufacturer which leads to consumer retention. Although initially consumers were skeptical about privacy, wide spread awareness has had a significant impact.