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Retailers and producers turn to IBM Blockchain to improve food safety

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IBM Blockchain food safetyAccording to the World Health Organization, around 420,000 people die each year because of food contaminated by bacteria, chemicals, viruses parasites and toxins. With more information and increased capacity monitor food safety, those deaths could be prevented.

That’s the idea behind a collaboration between a group of 10 food producers and retailers  Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart  and IBM Blockchain. They’re working together to highlight the “most urgent areas” in the global food supply chain.

Forbes explains further:

By using blockchain, when a problem arises, the potential is to quickly identify what the source of contamination is since one can see across the whole ecosystem and where all the potential points of contamination could be using the data to pinpoint the source. As such it is “ideally suited” according to IBM to address these challenges because it establishes a trusted environment for all transactions.

IBM has already run a number of pilot projects to demonstrate how its blockchain platform, which is available via IBM Cloud, can improve food safety and traceability. One such project announced in October 2016, a collaboration with Walmart and Tsinghua University, looked to improve tracking and transit of food in China.

Read Forbes‘ full article to find out more about how food companies are collaborating with IBM Blockchain.

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