Aaron L. Brody

In previous columns, I have written about active and intelligent packaging, and of the inevitability of intelligence in packaging eventually leading to monitoring and control. And I have asserted that the programs presented by IFT’s Food Packaging Division (FPD) at the 2001 IFT Annual Meeting were at the cutting edge of food industry commercial practice. I supported that assertion with a promise of more information on the subject. Here it is.

PACKAGINGAt the FPD symposium in June, Fred Reimers, veteran fo…

Monitoring system used by H-E-B Food & Drug Co. measures packaged food temperature within each element of its stores and relays the data to a central computer that alerts managers to temperature deviations.

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