Blockchain in food safety management

Project title: Blockchain and emerging approaches supporting food safety management systems
Member Funded Research project number: 147093

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.


Project timeline

Blockchain and emerging approaches supporting food safety management systems

Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Project outputs

RSSs, R&Ds and publications

Project updates
  • Output to be listed shortly

Related categories to this project

Food safety systems New technology

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