Strengthening food safety measures through enhanced product tracing
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 48 million people acquire foodborne illnesses, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Outbreaks of foodborne illnesses cause food companies to incur millions of dollars to recall contaminated food, develop legal and communicative strategies, and address revenue losses. Moreover, the time needed to respond to foodrelated emergencies—which includes multiple rounds of testing, identifying the culprit, and…

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