Is other information besides the EPC saved on RFID chips?
The chips in the tags can have all sorts of information on them, depending on the purpose for which the tags are used. The EPC does not contain any personal information. Just as with barcodes today, the EPC can be linked to a secure database in which additional information is stored. The current barcode basically contains the name of the manufacturer and the type of product. The EPC not only indicates the name of the manufacturer and the type of product: it also has a serial number and an indicator showing whether the tagged object is a case of items or an individual item. When linked to databases, it can provide additional specific product information, such as date of manufacture and expiration or the colour or flavour of a specific product. This makes it possible to identify items uniquely.