How can your business offer an innovative solution to ensure food safety along the supply chain to improve the local consumption of safe and nutritious foods?

The World Health Organization estimates that food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or chemicals causes more than 600 million people to fall ill and 420,000 to die worldwide every year. Illness linked to unsafe food overloads healthcare systems and damages economies, trade, and tourism. The impact of unsafe food costs low- and middle-income economies around $95 billion in lost productivity each year.

 

Due to these public health challenges, food safety must be built into every stage of business operations. Poor food safety quality puts at risk a company's brand and could negatively impact sales and profits. Under this innovation area, the I2N Challenge is seeking for innovative solutions that aim to answer the following:

Food

Safety

Development or adoption of value-added traceability technology that tracks the path of food from farm to fork.

Development or adoption of more affordable tools to test products to ensure food safety and quality.

e.g. detection of aflatoxins, crop/animal disease diagnostic apps

Development or adoption of food labeling technology 

e.g. to show temperature and shelf- life

Use of mobile technology to monitor food safety 

e.g. SMS alerts of temperature breaches. Adoption of disease-resistant crops and animals. Development or adoption of models to scale training on food safety including GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), GHP (Good Handling Practices)

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