Thu 30 Apr 2020
Bellanova and Patuanelli: " Moving forward with transparency, mandatory origin is necessary for all food in Europe". Great news! The obligation to indicate the origin of wheat for durum wheat semolina pasta, the origin of rice and tomatoes in processed products has been extended until 31 December 2021. The Ministers of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy, Teresa Bellanova, and Economic Development, Stefano Patuanelli, signed today the Ministerial Decree extending the national measures in force beyond April 1, 2018, the date of entry into force of European Regulation 775. We created the Foodchain platform precisely to provide all players in the supply chain with a tool to bring transparency to the market. The label revolution is near - we want clear and smart labels that allow everyone to see product information in an instant, from their smartphone, via QrCode.
Thu 26 Mar 2020
The call for technologies to fight the spread of Covid-19 was closed today. The Minister of Innovation, together with the Ministry of Health and the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in collaboration with the World Health Organization, asked the Italian business and research world to submit the best available digital solutions for telemedicine and home patient care apps and technologies and strategies based on technologies for "active" monitoring of the contagion risk. 504 proposals for Telemedicine and 319 possible solutions for active monitoring were collected. The evaluation process will now begin. CEO Marco Vitale has decided to offer his country for FREE the use of Foodchain technology (app and platform) for the traceability of medical devices (swabs) used for the contagion monitoring campaign. The information will be digitized with the highest level of digital security currently conceived (on the blockchain of the Quadrans Foundation) and in harmony with privacy regulations guaranteeing anonymity. Among the proposals to the call also the SOSItalia app (info: https://bit.ly/sos-italia) by Associazione AIDR whose aim is to simplify pandemic management in our country, thanks to a system that integrates a self-diagnosis tool, a report of the latest news and official communications, a contagion map and a self-certification management system based on QR Codes. Excellent work Mauro Nicastri, Davide D'Amico, Gianfranco Ossino, Francesco Pagano, Davide Maniscalco and Rosario Fondacaro, with whom we are already working towards a possible integration of the two platforms/apps.
Sat 21 Mar 2020
From 1 April 2020, the new EU Reg. 775/18 provides that the origin of the product is NOT to be stated on the label. Roberto Moncalvo of Coldiretti Piemonte makes the issue clear: "We call for a strict European normative on the obligation to indicate the origin of food on the label and for this to become an integral part of the farm to fork strategy of the #GreenNewDeal proposed by the European Commission." With blockchain technology, we can enclose the whole history of a food product in a QrCode, revolutionizing labelling and meeting the expectations of #consumers.