Why are we undertaking this project?
Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records that, by design, is inherently resistant to data modification. Better understanding of
blockchain and other emerging approaches is required to determine if/how they are applicable to food safety management.
What are we doing as part of this project?
Investigating different tools, including blockchain, to decide if they are applicable to food safety management and how they can be used. This
will be done through interviews and discussions with industry colleagues, by participating in the Global Food Blockchain Initiative and through
partnering with selected companies to test and challenge potential systems.
What have we achieved?
The project has reviewed the use of blockchain and emerging approaches for food safety management, and a white paper has
been published. We also looked at approaches that have been used by other industries. One approach, BowTie has been developed within the chemical/process
industries that allows the visualisation of risks associated with a manufacturing operation to be communicated in a simple diagram that resembles a
Bow Tie and is a combination of a fault tree and an event tree analysis. We believe this approach offers great potential for Campden BRI’s members,
and are establishing a service to support members in its use.
We are holding a seminar on 31 March to provide an introduction to these
methods and their application to food safety and risk management.