IoT technologies in the food supply chain

Sandeep Jagtap, Linh Duong, Hana Trollman, Farah Bader, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, George Skouteris, Jie Li, Pankaj Pathare, Wayne Martindale, Mark Swainson, Shahin Rahimifard

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Over the past few years, there has been growing research interest in the Internet of Things. Both academics and industrialists have developed and deployed IoT-based applications for transparency and efficiency within the food sector. Some of the IoT applications that have been successfully implemented are related to tracking, tracing, and monitoring food products and other resources, which contributed to improved efficiency, as well as better traceability. This chapter focuses on the utilization of IoT technologies in the food supply chain, specifically postfarm gate, until food reaches the retailer’s shelves. It presents IoT applications that have been successfully developed and deployed in FSCs, the pros and cons of IoT implementation, and finally, it describes future trends such as elements of Industry 4.0, blockchain, intelligent packaging, and artificial intelligence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Technology Disruptions
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9780128214701
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Big data analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Food supply chain
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of things

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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