The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) announced a pilot project to track ‘halal’ food products through the use of RFID technology, according to The Brunei Times.
Halal is the term used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law, regarding which foods can and cannot be eaten and also the proper method of slaughtering an animal.
Under the pilot, the RFID halal food traceability system will be used to authenticate and track the status for food products where the initial focus will be on detection of chicken and raw meat from the local slaughterhouse.
The authentic halal logo will be validated using RFID tag embedded into the meat packages. A reader will be placed at retail stores for consumers to authenticate the product’s status and obtain range of information including the slaughtering processes, sources of ingredients, manufacturing and expiry dates of the product.
The pilot system will be carried out for six months, involving users from the Halal Food Control Division of Ministry of Religious Affairs, one selected local slaughterhouse and a retail store.
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