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Blockchain-Based Traceability System That Ensures Food Safety Measures to Protect Consumer Safety and COVID-19 Free Supply Chains

Key Laboratory of Aerospace Information Security and Trusted Computing, Ministry of Education, School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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Foods 2021, 10(6), 1289; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061289
Received: 12 April 2021 / Revised: 22 May 2021 / Accepted: 1 June 2021 / Published: 4 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Concepts in Food Safety Strategy)
The world is facing an unprecedented socio-economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). The virus is also spreading through the import and export food supply chains. The Chinese authorities have discovered the COVID-19 virus in various imported frozen meat packages. Traceability plays a vital role in food quality and food safety. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides solutions to overseeing environmental conditions, product quality, and product traceability. These solutions are traditionally based on a centralized architecture, which does not guarantee tamper-proof data sharing. The blockchain is an emerging technology that provides tamper-proof data sharing in real-time. This article presents a blockchain-enabled supply chain architecture to ensure the availability of a tamper-proof audit trail. This tamper-proof audit trail helps to make sure that all safety measures are undertaken to minimize the risk of COVID-19 and other bacteria, fungi, and parasites being present in the frozen meat supply chain. View Full-Text
Keywords: cold supply chain; meat supply chain; food safety; COVID-19; blockchain; hyperledger fabric cold supply chain; meat supply chain; food safety; COVID-19; blockchain; hyperledger fabric
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Iftekhar, A.; Cui, X. Blockchain-Based Traceability System That Ensures Food Safety Measures to Protect Consumer Safety and COVID-19 Free Supply Chains. Foods 2021, 10, 1289. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061289

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Iftekhar A, Cui X. Blockchain-Based Traceability System That Ensures Food Safety Measures to Protect Consumer Safety and COVID-19 Free Supply Chains. Foods. 2021; 10(6):1289. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061289

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Iftekhar, Adnan, and Xiaohui Cui. 2021. "Blockchain-Based Traceability System That Ensures Food Safety Measures to Protect Consumer Safety and COVID-19 Free Supply Chains" Foods 10, no. 6: 1289. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods10061289

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