After the recent outbreak of E.coli in the US due to contaminated romaine lettuce, it seems like the FDA is looking in blockchain to provide a better track and trace method and overall greater food safety.
In addition to the FDA a Swiss food manufacturer (Gustav Gerig AG) has already partnered with the Thailand-based Atato blockchain service provider, to receive a decentralized application based on Ethereum that will help with the tracking of its fish products. A QR code on each tin can will be available for the consumer to scan in order to find more information on the product.
That will enable the company to provide transparency to all its clients regarding how the Pacifical MSC tuna ended up in their plate, from the captain of the vessel and the vessel itself to method of fishing and fishing area to process location and date.
As public safety and transparency is becoming more and more important when it comes to food products, blockchain seems to provide the solution that the supply chains were missing and are shifting their focus on.