IBM and Food Safety Agency Team Up to Trial Blockchain on Heels of Swedish Meatball Mixup

IBM is developing a blockchain-powered proof-of-concept (PoC) for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which is a branch within the US Department of Agriculture. The PoC will assess how blockchain can enhance export certification procedures.

IBM and Food Safety Agency Team Up

FSIS is tasked with certifying that the US commercial supply of meat, poultry and egg products meets the established safety standards. An FSIS representative confirms that the platform will aim to identify inefficiencies in a legacy system that involves several regulatory processes along with complicated, multi-country documentation requirements.

The food safety agency is in charge of issuing recalls and other warnings regarding tainted, compromised or misbranded food products that are under its jurisdiction. The FSIS issued an alert in January involving a Swedish meatball mixup. Read More...

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