In response to Frank Yiannas, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy, announcement regarding a new FDA approach to food safety, the AIM North America Food Policy WG launched a webinar series to engage and insight discussion around a smarter food supply chain. Each webinar will feature a conversation with an AIM NA food safety professional sharing their experiences of the important job of safeguarding the worlds food supply chain.
FDA Smarter Food Safety Initiative - What is it and What Does It Mean? Register Now
Wednesday, January 29 | Noon ET
During next week's webinar, Jeanne Duckett, Chair, AIM NA Food Policy Committee, explains the FDA’s Strategic Blueprint, currently under development that will outline how FDA plans to leverage technology, and other tools, to create a more digital, traceable and safer food system. This plan includes the use of technologies that are currently used in society and business sectors all around us, such as blockchain, sensor technology, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence. Register today!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania |January 22, 2020 |AIM, the leading industry association and global authority for innovation, standards, and solutions in barcode, biometrics, IoT, NFC, RFID, RTLS, and RAIN, for nearly 50 years, has named its 2020 industry group chairs. To become an active industry group member, sign-up here. These industry groups will be meeting April 21 - 23 in Arlington, VA. To attend, register here
Scott Austin, Senior Executive VP at Everledger, has been selected to lead the Internet of Things Industry Group (IoT). The committee, which helps to direct and influence one of the fastest growing areas of innovation in the AIDC industry, provides a forum to better understand and help shape IoT and blockchain technologies that will bring better efficiency using automatic identification and mobility technology solutions.
Jeanne Duckett, Manager, Technology Development at Avery Dennison RBIS, will chair the Track & Trace Industry Group (T&T). The committee was created to develop, educate, promote and aid in the adoption of automatic identification strategies designed to support compliance of global regulations related to product traceability.
Jerry Peyton, President and CEO of the Vista IT Systems will assume the Chair position for AIM’s RFID Experts Group (REG). The committee is responsible for addressing global standards and issues associated with radio frequency identification (RFID). The REG is currently comprised of more than 40 organizations from the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Ray Vaughan, Manager, Solutions Engineering at OMRON Microscan will lead the Technical Symbology Committee (TSC), which is comprised of AIM members who are the world’s leading experts on Symbology design. The committee actively works with companies around the world to ensure global technical specifications are available to the market.
"AIM is about supporting standards, community, advocacy, and knowledge. The 2020 leadership reflects deep expertise and a strong commitment to support the goals across all industry groups,” said Mary Lou Bosco, AIM Chief Operating Officer. "This team is passionate about and dedicated to the growth and interoperability of all AIDC technologies. We look forward to a productive year and continued success with our strategic plan and initiatives."
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