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Food and Beverages | Friday, October 30, 2020
Enhanced immersive chilling, digital auditing, and better traceability through blockchain help maintain safety in poultry processing.
FREMONT, CA: Poultry consumption worldwide continues to increase yearly. It is forecasted that production and consumption of poultry will continue to scale throughout the foreseeable future. As the poultry industry looks for methods to drive poultry consumption and enhance profitability, firms are experimenting with new technologies that may help on many fronts. These changing technologies will require new fundamental knowledge about poultry production, processing efficiencies, and safety. Here is more about safety technologies that enhance poultry processing.
Food safety is a system that keeps food and food products free from substances hazardous to human health. Food safety should be a part of poultry production strategies to ensure safe food for consumers. Consumers no longer trust where their food comes from. They want to know how it is made, by whom, and under what conditions. The use of blockchain introduces the concept of 'digital auditing' and how it can be used to verify in real-time that suppliers are respecting their product specifications, ensuring that the data recorded in the blockchain is truthful and accurate 100 percent of the time.
A significant portion of the water and energy expenditure of poultry processing is connected with chilling. The integration of alternative kinematics (motion) and media may allow more efficient and effective chill and added anti-microbial benefits given ice slurry's thermomechanical features. As envisioned, the poultry would be on a shackle line as they move through the slurry, avoiding the need for rehanging staffing.
Traceability, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) can generate an integrated supply chain that has increased transparency, efficiency, and safety. Market demand for the trace is primed, given several food safety issues. There is software that traces food across the entire supply chain from the farm to the fork, serving as a core repository for all data regarding the trace of ingredients, all data for each control point in the supply chain, and all documents related to each lot and batch.
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