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CEA and startup Connecting Food have signed a three-year partnership agreement to develop new tools based on blockchain technology, improving the monitoring and control of products manufactured by the food industry. The innovations resulting from the partnership will enable food industry companies to carry out more effective audits of the conformity of their products throughout the production chain, to ensure the promises made by their brands are being kept.
Food industry manufacturers will be able to use blockchain technology to monitor every food product from production to consumption. Although the tools currently available allow food products to be traced, real-time verification of conformity of the differentiating elements of a product, translated into the specifications defined at every stage in the production process, remains a technical and technological challenge for three reasons:
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.