Digital Angel Corporation (OTCBB:DIGA), an advanced technology company in the field of animal identification and emergency identification solutions, announced today that its subsidiary Destron Fearing has received USDA approval for its 840 RFID Swine Premise Tag.

The 840 RFID Swine Premise Tag consists of a unique 840 (indicating the U.S.) country-coded, fifteen-digit animal ID number as well as a pink tamper-proof RFID button and a pink visual panel stud. Each tag also carries the official U.S. shield, a seven-character alpha-numeric Premises Identification Number (PIN), the state postal code of the PIN and a notice that it is unlawful to remove the tag.

“We are excited to be the first company to offer a USDA approved 840 RFID Swine Premise Tag,” said Dan Ellsworth, Destron Fearing’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “At Destron Fearing, we are proud to continue our market leadership in the swine identification market segment.”

U.S. swine producers can now capitalize on RFID technology to identify the breeding herd and utilize an USDA approved swine premise tag in one application. The tags function as an official means to identify breeding stock entering harvest channels while helping to improve trace-back accuracy and support comprehensive disease surveillance programs.

The Destron Fearing Official USDA 840 RFID Swine Premise Tags are available in both FDX and HDX technologies.

Source: Digital Angel Corporation news release