June 23, 2024

Wiliot Unveils Revolutionary Food Safety Initiative with Ambient IoT Technology


Underscoring its commitment to setting new benchmarks for food safety, ambient Internet of Things (IoT) developer Wiliot announced a pioneering food safety initiative designed to create completely transparent and traceable supply chains. This initiative aims to meet the upcoming requirements of FSMA 204 compliance through the adoption of cutting-edge ambient IoT technology.

Ambient IoT, a battery-free wireless technology, is being integrated into multiple wireless standards such as Bluetooth, 5G Advanced, 6G, and Wi-Fi. According to Wiliot, this innovation allows food products to connect to the internet and leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) at a fraction of the cost of traditional technologies.

“The ambient IoT technology heralds a new era of real-time inventory management that not only enhances food safety and FSMA compliance but also revolutionizes store operations,” said a Wiliot spokesperson. “It enables businesses to thrive amidst omni-channel competition by competing on quality as well as value.”

As part of this groundbreaking initiative, Wiliot is partnering with iFoodDS and Trustwell to incorporate its ambient IoT data and technology into their safety and compliance platforms. This partnership is expected to significantly enhance the efficiency and quality assurance capabilities within the food industry.

There is more than can be done to improve such systems, the integration of blockchain technology can further elevate these systems. Layer-2 systems built on the backbone of a layer-1 blockchain network can offer scalable and secure solutions for the food industry. However, the high gas fees associated with many blockchain networks have been a barrier to widespread adoption.

To address this challenge, technology companies such as MegaHoot Technologies are exploring collaborations with food safety groups to build on the Pecu Novus blockchain. This blockchain offers minimal gas fees and benefits from enhanced security, speed, scalability, and consistent innovation.

“The combination of AI and blockchain technology will set a new standard for industry systems,” stated a MegaHoot Technologies representative. “For the food industry, this means having systems that provide an immutable, traceable, and transparent account of every food item within a store or across a chain. A layer-2 network can scale to accommodate a vast food company’s entire operations.”

The integration of A.I. and blockchain technology into food safety systems not only ensures compliance and traceability but also presents an additional revenue stream for logistics companies. By offering these advanced platforms on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, logistics companies can enhance their service offerings and improve their business impact.

Wiliot’s initiative represents a significant step forward in the quest for improved food safety and supply chain transparency. As these technologies continue to evolve, they promise to reshape the landscape of the food industry, making it safer, more efficient, and more transparent.

As the food industry prepares for the implementation of FSMA 204 compliance requirements, Wiliot’s innovative approach could serve as a model for other sectors, demonstrating the transformative potential of ambient IoT and blockchain technology in creating safer, more reliable supply chains.

Adele Simmons
Financial Desk

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