The role of technology in crisis management/recall in food supply chains

Manning, Louise and Kowalska, Aleksandra (2021) The role of technology in crisis management/recall in food supply chains. In: Developing smart agri-food supply chains: using technology to improve safety and quality. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science (112). Burleigh Dodds, Oxford. ISBN 9781786767493

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This chapter considers the advances in governance and how this frames crisis management and product recalls in food supply chains. Effective food recalls following a food safety or legality related incident are supported by traceability systems that range from being paper based to those that apply the newest technology. This chapter is written to consider the value of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) for the improvements in food supply chain governance structures that are especially tested during product recalls. The focus is on identifying advantages of Blockchain systems within public-private partnerships (PPPs) for food governance. There is a great potential to reduce information asymmetry, which is a key barrier to supply chain development, innovation and efficiency, and effective crisis management and product recalls with the use of DLTs including Blockchain. PPPs for supply chain governance can deliver value at the supply chain and wider stakeholder level including developing Blockchain consortia to improve overall efficiency and integrity in data collection, storage and sharing.

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Additional Information: Deposit of AAM on our institutional repository is permitted by the publisher, see Author FAQ's - OA Guidelines page 3. With thanks. Publication due 21/12/21
Keywords: food recall, data sharing, Blockchain, food supply chain governance, public-private partnerships (PPPs)
Divisions: Agriculture, Food and Environment
Depositing User: Professor Louise Manning
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2021 11:02
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 15:02

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