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Pasta Brand Taps IoT for Food Safety Info

The terms “field to fork” or “farm to table” are often used to describe the movement to track all stages of food production: from local food harvesting to storage, processing, packaging, and ultimately, consumption. Now, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), there’s an even greater emphasis on food quality and safety. Leave it to a company established in 1877 to be on the forefront of this food safety movement, leveraging the latest technology trend—the Internet of Things (IoT). Barilla Group, the Italian company known for its Barilla brand pastas and sauces and which has 30 global production sites, recently created a prototype of a “digital passport” that takes the consumer on a journey from where the food was grown to how it was processed and ultimately arrived on the store shelf.

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