New technologies represent the future of maintaining supply chain integrity and ensuring brand protection
Issued by Traceability Solutions - Mar 16th, 10:23
Are you 100% sure that the food in your kitchen is not counterfeit?
Overseas counterfeiters have diversified from fake designer handbags to food, trying to pass off poorer quality grown produce as genuine brands.
Consumer packaged goods companies are spending millions to promote, develop and protect brands. With supply chains becoming more diverse, the years ahead may become even more challenging when it comes to protecting the equity companies have established in many high profile brands.
A more robust supply chain, with the ability to track products from the beginning to the end, is a key component of any effort. The Brand Protection report said the use of smart labels/tags will continue to grow on products and that radio frequency identification (R.F.I.D.) will continue to grow throughout operations and the supply chain.
“It makes it easier for different types of automated processes to recognise what’s on the pallet and follow it through the operation, mainly on the distribution side,” said Jorge Izquierdo, vice-president of market development for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (P.M.M.I.), Reston, Va.
“Use will increase in the future. Today we are talking about pallets. In the future, it may move to boxes and even secondary packaging.”
Mr. Izquierdo added that areas of vulnerability within the food and beverage supply chain remain at the very beginning, with the sourcing of ingredients, and at distribution, just before products reach the consumer.
Fruit growers & packers, wholesalers and retailers can now check the origin and shelf date of most fruits covertly or visibly, with the imminent release of Tracepack’s HACCP POLYtrust ® edible UV invisible and visible inks which comply with all FDA regulations for printing directly onto fruit & vegetables. We can show you a cost effective and simple way to ensure that your fruit products are the genuine article and not imported copies from overseas.
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In the UK 49% of their consumers find tamper proof labels a nuisance. African consumers appreciate the technology and see tamper-proof labelling as a necessity. Brand owners operating in Africa rely heavily on tamper-proof technology to ensure that contents of the packaging are safeguarded against counterfeiting.
Counterfeiting, product diversion or black marketing are all illicit organised crime activities that are seriously affecting the world economy. Globalisation has provided many organised crime organisations opportunities and access to many markets and countries. All manufactured products that are of value are at risk of being copied and sold – mostly at a lesser quality, more of a profit and the copied products are often indistinguishable from the authentic product.
Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are a major problem for the proprietary pharmaceutical industry. Counterfeits cause loss of revenues, damage reputations, and pose significant health risks to consumers. They also pose indirect costs to society as counterfeiting often supports organised crime. Various factors including the high cost of proprietary drugs, the ease of producing counterfeits, the lack of risk in counterfeiting relative to other illegal activities, and the increased use of the Internet as a source for marketing pharmaceuticals have encouraged counterfeit proliferation.
Wouldn't it be great to know your fruit is fresh on the shelf! Or even it’s quality domestic fruit, not an inferior import!