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Technology that Secures Food

Food and Beverages | Friday, May 31, 2019

FREMONT, CA: A modern method of safety and management has been implemented in the food industry with the help of new ground-breaking technologies to produce effective solutions to protect edibles.

Organizations have employed blockchain to monitor fresh produce and improve the supply chain transparency to have quality food items and better results. Blockchain is a digital log that holds information regarding the data and transactions that run through the network and gives away the details from the beginning of the system to the end. The data, once inserted into the blockchain, cannot be tampered with and in case of any changes, it has to be entirely reconstructed, which then serves as a P2P network across the devices. This exclusive system ensures trust, accuracy, and a transparent presentation of whatever is happening along with tracking rotten goods.

The technology of bombarding infrared rays on food for preservation and pasteurization helps in sanitizing and packaging it with negligible exposure to bacteria levels. It ensures that the food stays fresh for an extended time period by killing the surface bacteria with lamps radiating heat before the final packaging of the food.

The food product is passed to a third party via transportation after the final packaging, which tends to contamination of food at times. With the help of IoT and smart sensors, the companies can tag the good with RFID tags that can help them trace the movements and statistics of the store temperatures, travel times, unplanned exposure, and more. The AI and machine learning systems quickly identify the changes to be avoided and permit the supply chain participant to eliminate the contaminated good out of the bunch. This system can help the company to reduce the number of frauds and falsified data by handling the records carefully.

The high-throughput DNA sequencing process tends to be cost-effective and time-saving, making DNA and RNA sequencing widely accessible by the companies and suppliers. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) can help review and arrange a massive number of samples at once meaning which the teams can accurately identify the contamination at the speed of the marketplace and ensure food safety.

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