Food Safety Solution Using Block Chain Technology
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Block chain technology is a modern technology that is digital based and has a provision for storage of information of products that cannot later be hacked neither manipulated. Block chain technology is a technology that looks forward to bringing transformational features that will impact food industries. From the year 2009 when block chain technology was founded, its applications have had a wide range of applications including the food industry. It is clear from its description that this technology will impact and transform the entire food sector by enhancing safety. The ability of block chain technology to hold and provide information on food products will enable consumer protection from harmful food products that may result in foodborne illnesses. There have been increased cases of food insecurity as a result of a lack of awareness of information about the food being consumed. This paper will consider using block chain technology as a tool for food safety. This can be effectively achieved with the help of a quick response code. Implementation of QR code on block chain technology will make it possible to track information about food products throughout their life, thereby, providing relevant and necessary information on food products before they are consumed. This will make it highly effective in using block chain technology to improve food safety levels globally.