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ArticlesCrystal Clear: How Blockchain Will Help Your Food to be Safe
Even when you visit a well-known big supermarket, you can get out of there with bags full of expired or uneatable products. Dishonest retailers are frequent in the food industry, either among the intermediaries and supermarket staff. We will tell you how can it be and how the blockchain technology can help you to avoid being tricked.
The substitution of the expiry dates and the information about the origin is not caused by the food deficit, but the competition on the food market. A large amount of goods rests unsold, and most retailers will try to put the products on another’s shoulders to avoid expenditures. The most common practice is the substitution of the expiry dates. The products can be put with new stickers with new dates, repacked or even processed: for example, the meat can be minced, or vegetables can be frozen or cut for salad. The fact that these products are already inedible will be hidden from the customer. Such products can also include those ones that had been stored under wrong temperature or humidity.

Even the country of origin can be replaced. A certain store can replace the stickers or even the certificates in order to sell the food faster. It is not just a problem of certain stores, but also of large retailers. There is just not enough of certifying bodies to check everything. The store o
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