Metro Using RFID To Track Meat Freshness

Germany's METRO Group is experimenting with RFID inserts to track meat and to immediately locate any product that is about to expire or that has expired.

METRO is placing the inlays into the foam meat packing trays used in their Future Store. "RFID has a key role to play in quality management for fresh food," said Gerd Wolfram, managing director of MGI METRO Group Information Technology in a statement. "This automatic product identification technology will contribute to product quality and efficiency in our stores."