There are no issues more crucial that food safety, a widespread concern addressed by a newly released ISO standard for radio-frequency identification. Therelease on Feb. 12of the new standard for RFID tags, “Supply chain applications of RFID–Product tagging,” addresses safety and reliability issues in tracing products in the supply chain.

“ISO 17367:2009 will provide higher level security of products worldwide using RFID technology,” says Craig Harmon, the committee chair. “It will enable easy and efficient exchange of commodities in international trade and logistics.”