FDA Traceability Challenge
What is the FDA’s Low- or No- Cost Food Traceability Challenge?
The US Food and Drug Administration announced the names of the 12 winners of the FDA New Era of Smarter Food Safety Low-or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge. Mojix’s SaaS platform ytem™ was selected out of 90 submissions to take on the challenge of affordability via innovation and technology.
ytem™ is the first open item chain for Food, using industry standards to link together traceability events (CTEs, KDEs) for each individual item and lot, to achieve end-to-end traceability in a highly fragmented supply chain.
The FDA’s Low-or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge asked technology providers, innovators, entrepreneurs and related organizations to develop low- or no-cost solutions that can help identify the sources of contaminated food and help remove it from the stores’ shelves fast as possible, preventing it from reaching the final consumer. Two main elements were identified as the main enablers to accomplish the challenge: traceability and the democratization of the data throughout the entire food system.
Why was Mojix selected?
The salient features of the proposed solution are largely derived from ytem’s original strongpoints:
- strong potential to drive adoption thanks to frictionless, interoperable, and cost-free digitization,
- unparallel information granularity—and therefore, food safety—via physical or virtual item-level serialization,
- the ability, via a multi-tenant architecture, to achieve item or lot-level visibility throughout a highly fragmented, global supply chain,
- the hatching of the first true open data network for end-to-end traceability, based on universal standards and leveraging url technology.
ytem™ for Food
Food safety is such a complex objective, that there’s no way a single company or organization can hope to achieve anything on their own. Our project is inspired by the principles of the highly efficient GS1 GDSN standards and identification network. Relevant and comprehensive data collecting and sharing, KDEs, CTEs and operational events tracking, combined with potential computing capabilities at the edge is the cornerstone of any viable food safety project today. We’re inviting all the members of the ecosystem to start building this collective data resource with us today!
Partner with us…
We’re looking to connect with:
- Standards and SQF certification bodies
- Third party auditing firms
- In-house QA and Food Safety auditors
- Technical partners for data capture, data analysis and process management