Hallprint's food-safe and external RFID PIT tags are already providing researchers with much needed peace of mind when tagging fish that could one day become food on the plate. Why expose your organisation to unacceptable risks of expensive litigation by implanting fish with glass capsule PIT tags?
Any tagged fish that may enter the human food chain must remain safe to eat. Glass capsule tags are considered too risky to be used as implant tags for obvious reasons, so Hallprint will only provide food safe polymer capsule PIT tags for use in implanting fish that may one day be eaten. Glass capsule tags are used in external tags only where the PIT tag itself is outside the body of the fish
The polymer capsule PIT tags sold by Hallprint can withstand extreme temperatures and pressures of up to 2,000 metres depth equivalent or more and are compatible with all ISO 11784/11785 RFID scanners. They bond quickly with tissue and, unlike glass, do not need additional coatings to prevent the tag migrating in the animal. They are also colored white for easier visibility and retrieval upon recapture.
There are currently only one basic polymer food safe PIT tag type available in stock - 12 mm x 2.25 mm FDX-B tags. We hope to be able to offer 23 mm x 3.8 mm polymer HDX tags later in 2012 after testing and trial work has been completed. All tags are unique number read only and comply with ISO 11784/11785 (international animal code).
We also provide a range of supporting products for our food-safe tags including single-shot and multi-shot applicators.
Hallprint have also developed processes that enable glass capsule PIT tags to be moulded into most of our standard external fish tags includng T-Bar tags (types TBF and TBA) and plastic tipped dart tags (all ecept PDX and PDXL). These tags can also be printed with ID numbers and return information to allow additional recapture information from anglers and commercial fishers and have been successfully used on fishway migration projects and saltwater stock assessment projects already.
Hallprint's food safe polymer capsule PIT tags and external RFID PIT tags are already revolutionalising the effectiveness, efficiency and especially food safety levels of PIT tagging projects for fisheries stock assessment and aquaculture research programmes