Building the Future of Food Safety Technology

Building the Future of Food Safety Technology

Blockchain and Beyond

1st Edition - June 16, 2020

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  • Author: Darin Detwiler
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128189566
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189535

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Building the Future of Food Safety Technology: Blockchain and Beyond focuses on evaluating, developing, testing and predicting Blockchain’s impact on the food industry, the types of regulatory compliance needed, and other topics important pertaining to consumers. Blockchain is a technology that can be used to record transactions from multiple entities across a complex network. A record on a blockchain cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all preceding blocks and the consensus of the network. Blockchain is often associated with cryptocurrency, but it is being looked at more and more as a solution to food-supply problems.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest information on Blockchain’s impact in the food industry
  • Bridges food technology and food safety
  • Provides guidance and expert insights on the food supply chain


Technology; Professionals in food safety industry

Table of Contents

    • Foreword
      Author: David Hatch
    • Introductions

    "Introduction" Author: Darin Detwiler

    "Introduction" Author Brian Ronholm

    • Defining Blockchain and Regulatory Technology (REGTECH)

    "Defining Terms" Author: Gennette Zimmer

    "The Future Food Chain: Digitalization as an enabler of Society 5.0" Authors: John G Keogh, Laurette Dube, Ph.D., Abderahman Rejeb, Karen Hand, Ph.D., Nida Khan, Kevin Dean

    "The Role of Technology in the Connected Ecosystem" Author: Ed Wogan

    • Food Quality and Technology

    "Introduction" Author: Darin Detwiler

    "International Food Quality and Safety Technology in Action: Dubai’s Foodwatch" Author: Bobby Krishna

    "Application of Technology to Food Quality through Food Safety": Author: Darin Detwiler and Wendy Maduff

    • Food Safety and Technology

    "Challenges in the Prevention of Foodborne Illnesses" Author: Gary Weber

    "Retail Food Safety" Author: Jeremy Zenlea

    "International Food Safety Technology in Action: Dubai’s Food Watch" Author: Bobby Krishna

    "Cannabis-derived Food Products in the New Era of Smarter Food Safety)" Author: Adam Friedlander

    • Food Defense and Technology

    "Food Defense: Back to the Basics" Author: Jason Bashura

    • Food Security and Technology

    "Food Deserts and Food Insecurity: In Tribal Lands and from Coast to Coast" Author: Darin Detwiler

    "The Future of Nutrition and Food Security" Author: Karen Jensen

    "Food Security and Technology" Author: Bridget Sweet

    • Food Authenticity and Technology

    "Food Authenticity in the Wine Industry" Author: Mira Rodgers

    "Chocolate and Big Data: The Recipe for Food Safety Is Changing" Author: Steven Sklare

    • Data and Food Supply Chain

    "Optimizing Global Food Supply Chains: The case for Blockchain and GS1 Standards" Authors: John G. Keogh, Kevin Dean, Abderahman Rejeb, Nida Khan

    • IT Data Security

    "Data Security" Author: Vijay Laxmi

    "Legal Issues Concerning Information, Including Data, in the Agriculture and Food Industry" Author: David Mahoney

    • Implementing Blockchain and Regulatory Technology (REGTECH)

    "Quality Assurance Considerations" Author: David Shelep

    "Regulatory Compliance Executive Level Considerations" Author: Jennifer Crandall

Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 16, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128189566
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128189535

About the Author

Darin Detwiler

Darin Detwiler, LP.D., M.A.Ed.: Assistant Dean at NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES and the Lead Faculty of the MS: Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries. As a Professor of food regulatory policy, he has specialized in food safety, global economics of food and agriculture, Blockchain, and food authenticity. An internationally recognized and respected food policy and technology expert with over 25 years’ experience in shaping federal food policy, consulting with corporations, and contributing thought leadership to industry events and publications. Detwiler advises industry, NGOs, and government agencies, addressing food safety and authenticity issues in the U.S. and abroad. In 2018, Detwiler received the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD PROTECTION (IAFP) Distinguished Service Award (Sponsored by Food Safety Magazine.) Over the past 25 years, Detwiler has consulted with the US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE in strengthening food safety policies, particularly in the areas of consumer education, product labeling, and their pathogen reduction program. In addition to serving in various educational and advisory capacities, his committee work includes appointments to two terms as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the USDA, where his work improved standards and policies related to risk-based sampling. Detwiler’s collaboration with the FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION includes stakeholder advisory groups, FSMA pre-implementation, and on the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” He also speaks at FDA events and training sessions. Detwiler holds degrees in history, social studies and education from WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, a Master of Arts and Education from the UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, and a Doctorate in Law and Policy from NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES. Detwiler is the author of Food Safety: Past, Present, and Predictions (Elsevier Academic Press, 2020)

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Dean and Professor, Northeastern University, USA

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