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The Romaine Lettuce E-Coli Outbreak Highlighted Blockchain Potential For Food Sector

August 1, 2018: 12:00 AM EST

Although Blockchain technology is penetrating the supply chains of many industries, the food sector has some catching up to do. The romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak in the U.S. earlier this year highlighted the need for the food industry to improve transparency in supply. Despite efforts from some companies, such as Walmart, to improve food safety procedures, much of the industry remains reliant on paper-based systems. There are a number of hurdles to overcome in switching to digital systems, including the cost, but new technologies like blockchain have the potential to improve safety for businesses and consumers. [Image Credit: © BlackRiv from Pixabay]
Aaron Cohen, "Romaine, Blockchain, and the Future of Food Safety", Food Newsfeed, August 01, 2018, © Journalistic Inc.
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