Understand Blockchain Basics (What is blockchain?)
Understand chain of custody
What are “smart contracts”
Find out who is using blockchain
Food Provenance as a new way of looking at food safety
Know how your company will be impacted
Prepare to fulfill input requirements
Review what is in store for Integrated Food Safety Systems (IFFS)
Prepare your company to meet new traceability and supply chain requirements
Learn how your food safety data will be required to predict your potential for recall
See how blockchain fits into international and U.S. legal requirements
Understand the impact that blockchain and chain of custody will have on your business
Understand risk ranking and where your company fits in the supply chain
If you have been wondering what all this jazz about Blockchain is or how it might impact your position in the food supply chain, you need to take an hour to learn what’s going on. In this webinar, blockchain will be simply described and the likely food safety and quality inputs to this invoicing system are likely to determine your company’s financial future. As the large tier 1 companies like Walmart (and Kroger, Unilever, Nestle, Dole, and many others) adopt blockchain, the likelihood that all food supply chain players are destined to be forced into participation is very high. Coupled with national (FDA FSMA and USDA) and international (ISO 22000 and ISO 22005) food safety and traceability standards that are forced down through supply chain players, chain of custody systems establishes financial based compliance that supports enforcement and liability and strengthens business relationships and practices. Such systems are quick to eliminate or back burner companies who will not or cannot establish preventive food safety systems.
Food supply chain upper management personnel
All registered food facilities food safety and quality personnel
Organic and other special food producers and processors
Managers in retail and restaurant operations
Food logistics professionals
Sales and marketing personnel
Rest assured, blockchain is in your future. And, this trend has NOTHING to do with Bitcoin. “Block Chain is believed to be the next big technological disruption that would impact multiple industries including food safety and logistics. The nature of the logistics business demands that the LSPs (Logistics Service Providers) coordinate with multiple parties in the ecosystem including Shippers, Consignee, Carriers, Infrastructure Service Providers, Equipment Service Providers for successful movement of goods.” Blockchain verifies proof of transactions. A blockchain for business is a private, permissioned network with known identities and without the need for cryptocurrencies. In this webinar, we will show how a basic invoice level blockchain can be used to build an integrated food safety system (IFFS) that requires supply chain players to meet contractual business and food safety requirements in order to establish a financially based chain of custody system. Inputs to this new traceability initiative allow for payers to designate and comply with multiple contractual requirements from the farm through transportation, distribution, processing, packing and into customers. Virtually all players are captured. You will learn how risk levels and probable supply chain failure points can be calculated in the event of recalls, and how fast traceability can be accomplished to put a lid on the expansion of recall impact.
Dr. John M. Ryan is currently working with various food and RFID/Traceability suppliers and a variety of sensor providers to implement an international RFID produce supply chain track and trace and food safety system between the State of Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific Region. He is a the quality assurance administrator over two branches within the department: Commodities and Measurement Standards which include labs used to test various processed foods and primary involvement with food safety. He previously implemented the nations' first RFID food traceability (farm-distribution-retail) project.