Swiss Bühler Introduces Food Tech Safety Products For E. Coli And Salmonella With Blockchain Tech
Swiss Food Technology Giant Introduces Safety Products That Could Integrate Blockchain Tech
The Swiss food technology giant company Bühler has decided to introduce new safety products that could eventually integrate distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the future. The presentation of these two products was at the Hannover Messe industrial event in Germany on April 1st.
Bühler Introduces New Safety Products
Blockchain technology is being embraced in many countries around the world. There are several industries that can enhance their services or products just by implementing distributed ledger technology. This time, the food tech giant Bühler is going to be implementing two new safety products to reduce microbial contamination in dry goods and also to optimize and produce a constant flow of production data.
These new implementations could eventually include blockchain technology. They are called Laatu and Tubex Pro, respectively. Laatu can destroy 99.999 percent of salmonella, according to the company, while maintaining the quality nutritional value of food. That means that it might be possible to fight against E- Coli, and other things. Moreover, if blockchain technology is embraced, it could provide a transparent and secure audit trail for those involved in the supply chain.
Laatu Project Manager at Bühler, Nicolas Meneses, commented on the matter:
“Using blockchain you can see if a food ingredient has been properly processed in seconds rather than in days – and with a high degree of certainty. You can then quickly take action. This helps reduce the number of people exposed to potentially unsafe food and also to cut food waste as the specific batch can be traced.”
The firm was founded back in 1960 and it already operates in 140 countries. The firm registered a revenue of $3.3 billion in 2018.
This is not the first firm that is implementing blockchain technology in order to improve food quality and safety. JD.com, the Chinese internet giant, has also decided to work with DLT in order to track shipments of meat. This would allow the firm to reduce the number of cases of intoxication with meat.