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Walmart tests technology to ward off fresh food recalls


With the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reporting more than 1,000 forborne outbreaks annually, Walmart is taking a proactive stance.

By tapping blockchain, a database technology that identifies merchandise — and its handling — throughout the supply chain, Walmart hopes to identify the sources of tainted merchandise before it ends up in the hands of shoppers. The chain is testing the technology across one packaged produce item in the U.S., and pork in China, according to Bloomberg.

If the test is successful, Walmart will expand the breadth of the technology in both countries, the report said.

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