AIM has announced the creation of a new chapter in Japan to meet the needs of its growing international membership.
AIM Japan will offer opportunities to individuals and organizations affiliated with automatic identification and data capture technologies and innovation throughout Japan. Masaki EHARA will serve as Chairman of the AIM Japan Board of Directors. Nobuko UEDA has been named General Secretary and Kensuke TANAKA will be Chief Operating Officer.
“We are honored to have this opportunity to join with the leading experts in automatic identification throughout Japan and welcome all of the chapter’s members,” said Mary Lou Bosco, AIM’s Chief Operating Officer. “The addition of AIM Japan to the AIM community is a key step to connecting industry leaders in the Asia Pacific region with our extensive network already serving as advocates promoting AIDC technologies and innovation around the globe.”
Part of AIM Japan’s initial focus will be education and training, cooperating with universities and research/test centers in Asia Pacific.
AIM North America Selected to Provide Comments at FDA’s “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” Public Meeting
AIM North America board member Jeanne Duckett and senior staff members Mary Lou Bosco and Mike Allen, traveled to Washington DC on Monday October 21 to provide comments at the FDA Public Meeting “New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” This event kicked off an initiative that focuses on food traceability, digital technology, and evolving business models that will foster a culture of food safety. Download the association's comments here.
According to Deputy FDA Commissioner for Food Policy & Response Frank Yiannas, “Smarter food safety isn’t just a slogan or a tagline. It’s much more than that. Instead, it’s a new approach to food safety, a new mindset, one that recognizes and builds on the progress made in the past but incorporates the use of new technologies that are being used in society and business sectors all around us, such as blockchain, sensor technology, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence.”
“AIM North America was honored to have the opportunity to share our knowledge of how AIDC technology is a proven, reliable and cost-effective component in food supply chain transparency and visibility,” stated Mary Lou Bosco, COO, AIM North America.
AIM members Avery Dennison, FoodLogiQ, and GS1 US were also selected to provide comments.
The deadline to provide public comments ends November 20, 2019. Complete details on the FDA Request for Comments period on a New Era of Smarter Food Safety can be found at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2019-N-4187-0001.