Blockchain is a relatively new concept in the technology industry, but it is already being picked up by food companies as a way to improve business. When most people think of blockchain they think of cryptocurrencies, but that is just one aspect of what blockchain technology can do. As I noted in an August 2017 post, blockchain provides a new way for food companies to track their...read more
Foodborne illnesses are a major problem in the food industry, as they can be difficult to track and catch in a timely manner. The most recent available data from the CDC shows that in 2015, there were 902 foodborne disease outbreaks reported, resulting in 15,202 illnesses, 950 hospitalizations, 15 deaths, and 20 food product recalls. Fish, chicken, and pork were the most common single food categories implicated, and the most outbreak-associated illnesses were from seeded vegetables,...read more
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