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IOTA-Primority Partnership: Tracking Food Allergens & Improving Consumer Safety
Food allergy can be a fatal threat for unaware consumers. But even the most cautious allergy sufferers run a daily risk when they carefully pick their groceries.
The labels on packaged food can be hard to read and difficult to understand and they might not even be accurate. The complexity of supply chains and food manufacturing processes makes it almost impossible for our current systems to ensure the level of granularity that can mean a deadly difference for sensitive immune systems.
And that is just talking about the well-known allergens that are relatively easy to track.
There are other hidden allergens that might contaminate a given batch of packaged food. This happens when different foods share the same production line. This is not uncommon in the food preparation industry. Small traces of an allergen can then appear in the food which was supposed to be allergens free.
Peanuts in the porridge?
As an example, think about pre-packaged porridge being manufactured on the same production line as peanut butter. The porridge might still contain traces of peanuts. Such allergens and the associated risks are much more difficult to track as they can affect only a few batches and only for a limited production time.
In order to ensure food transparency and consumer safety the IOTA Foundation and Primority have partnered to collaborate on an easy-to-use and innovative approach combining the best of cutting-edge technologies.
Using the 3iVerify platform, Primority’s customers (food manufacturers), can collect accurate information related to their manufacturing chains. Such information spans the accurate tracking of used raw materials and their suppliers, as well as a detailed assessment of food production processes.
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