Blockchain technology builds a firewall of quality and safety for food enterprises.
Date : 2019-12-11
With the advent of industry 4.0, intelligent technology is increasingly applied to food production, block chain is one of them. Block chain is a new application mode of distributed data storage, point-to-point transmission, consensus mechanism, encryption algorithm and other computer technologies. So what are the benefits of this new technology for food processing companies?
A block is a storage unit that records the information exchanged by the nodes of each block within a certain period of time. Links between blocks are realized through random hashing. With the expansion of information exchange, a block and a block are successively connected, forming a result called block chain. Today's food supply chain is increasingly complex, and enterprises are facing greater challenges. Blockchain can ensure better and safer products.
Nowadays, blockchain has received high attention in the food industry, and the core application scope of this technology is food safety. Now the full risk of the food industry is seen as the current constraints to the healthy development of the industry a major short board, frequent safety incidents for the industry sounded the alarm. The application of block chain can establish a sound security system for food production enterprises.
Blockchain can record the data and information in every link of the food supply chain, from raw materials, processing, packaging, transportation to retail. In addition to recording information, it can also be viewed in a distributed repository, reducing potential delays, additional costs, and human errors in the food supply chain.
Compared with traditional databases, blockchain technology can not only store more documents and data, but also be more secure. Because blockchain technology is by design immutable, or essentially resistant to data modification or deletion, because each block is linked to its previous and subsequent blocks, helping food producers build consumer trust.
Take the milk production process as an example. It is well known that the production and sales of milk need to go through multiple channels such as dairy farmers, milk suppliers, producers and retailers, but the information between these channels is not interlinked. This leads to the milk production and processing and safety inspection and other links of oversight, if there is a problem, it is also very difficult to verify which link in the supply chain, food safety is difficult to be guaranteed.
If you have the support block chain technology, circulation of the origin, yield, production of milk, and even with these milk production of dairy products type and quantity and sales market will become public and query, and because the blocks in the chain of data cannot be changed, the information cannot fraud, food Ann get exact safeguard, consumers can also use this information to determine the product quality and food safety.
Nearly 60 percent of major companies are considering using blockchain technology to upgrade their supply chains, according to industry insiders. With the development of trade globalization, global producers and suppliers become more closely linked, and supply chains become increasingly complex. In the future, the application of blockchain technology will play an important role in protecting the commercial privacy and interests of food manufacturers and ensuring the quality and safety of food.