Shiela David,R. Aroul Canessane,



Blockchain,Ledger,Framework,Traceability,Authenticity,Food Safety,RFI,


Food Safety is largely important for any society because food is the major source of living. Also, there is an inherent lack of trust in the food sector. One simply cannot determine if the vegetables or meat that he/she is picking off the shelves of the supermarket aren’t genetically modified or not. Sure, one could manually trace back all records of the item in question and arrive at the decision, but that would take days upon days of unworthy effort. Thus, the consumption of such products is vulnerable to several diseases. Diseases transmitted through contaminated food are a persistent concern, not only for each one of us but also for governments. This article explains the influence of Blockchain in Food Safety. Implementing this technology in edible products makes food traceability possible, tracking products to their source for enhanced food authenticity and safety. Although the term Blockchain is widely known and Blockchain’s frameworks are finding applications in a variety of fields such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Banking, and healthcare; its framework can also be implemented to trace each processing stage of a food product. A ledger framework that consists of blocks where each block containing the information of each process state, will help the consumer to track the authenticity of the food product. If any product defects in any particular process, it can be easily identified by using this framework. This framework is implemented by a combination of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and Blockchain Technology.


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