March 23, 2009

Got softwear for those chips?

Valley companies developing products they hope will improve food safety

By Brandon Bailey

Mercury News

"After a series of contamination scares that sent health officials scrambling from one investigation to the next, President Barack Obama is promising to strengthen the nation's food safety net. And though it's no longer a major center for food production, Silicon Valley is developing high-tech tools for that effort.

It's been decades since San Jose was known for growing and canning produce. But IBM has high hopes for selling new software, developed partly at the company's Silicon Valley Lab in South San Jose, that it says will help businesses track ingredients from suppliers to stores by sharing information gleaned from radio frequency identification tags and other sensors".

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