FDA to pilot A.I., consider blockchain, to track and trace food
The FDA plans to pilot artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in its legacy food-screening systems – and it’s exploring how to build out blockchain internally and industry-wide to increase the scale, efficiency and safety of supply chains.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today a “new era of smarter food safety” under which it will test artificial intelligence and machine learning to better assess foodborne illness risks from imports and explore blockchain for tracking all foods before they hit grocery store shelves.
In February, the FDA announced pilot programs focused on tracking the movement of medicines throughout the supply chain undere the authority of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act of 2013. The pilots include the use of blockchain.