When it comes to food safety, being able to identify traits of what is considered “normal” for a food ingredient, helps producers detect when something is “abnormal.” IBM and Cornell University will be collaborating to help keep the global milk supply safe.

Specifically, next-generation genetic sequencing combined with bioinformatics analytics, will help reduce the chances…

Technology giant IBM and Shandong Commercial Group Co., a major retailer in China, have teamed up to build a pork traceability system in China’s Shandong Province, IBM announced last week.

The new system, created at the request of Shandong Provincial Municipality, is aimed at improving food safety and public confidence in pork after a series …

Cherry Central, a domestic cooperative of hundreds of fruit and vegetable growers, announced last week it’s now using IBM analytics technology to achieve “true visibility” as their products move from their co-op farms on through the supply chain. 


In the announcement, IBM noted that the high cost of foodborne illness outbreaks — an estimated $152 …

As part of our ongoing expert Q&A series, a conversation with Paul Chang, who leads the Serialization/Traceability initiative at IBM, on how traceability can revolutionize global food safety–can the system be utilized by small farmers and producers?

Part II

Q: So, if you’re a processing plant taking chickens from lets say 10 different farms,…