De Pasteur Sensor Tag, developed by an international
consortium from the high-tech and agro-food industry, is the winner
of the Food Valley Award 2013. The award was handed to the winners
by Annemieke Traag from the Gelderland Province during the Food
Valley Expo, held on October 24 in Arnhem, the
The stand-alone, wireless sensor tag, developed by NXP
Semiconductors and Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research and
many partners, tracks the geographical origin of a perishable and
the history of the conditions under which it has been handled,
stored and transported. NXP developed the semiconductors.
Wageningen UR developed detailed quality evolution models for
various products, such as strawberries, avocados, meat and
fresh-cut roses. By using these models, the tag can translate the
recorded data into an accurate prediction of the perishables'
quality and remaining shelf-life.
Romano Hoofman of NXP Semiconductors is happy and proud to be
the winner of this year's Food Valley Award. "We hope that
retail now decides to introduce the tag. The tag is ready, but now
we should take it into practice. Winning the Award certainly, read
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