Sojo Industries recently launched a track and trace platform for food and beverage brands. The platform, called Sojo Shield, provides real-time data and enables FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) compliance. It’s a first-of-its-kind, dock-to-dock software platform that provides immediate and accurate reporting on critical tracking events like shipping, receiving and transport, the company says. Sojo Shield is a blockchain-based, multi-device application for Sojo customers “to resolve quality and compliance issues related to production in real time, based on geo-location tracking technology,” it notes. It empowers organization to automate data collection and analytical process to be prepared for a possible event, such as a foodborne illness or allergy-related emergency, which can be difficult to track and trace. “Now is the time to take tracking and tracing of food and beverage products seriously,” said Barak Bar-Cohen, founder and CEO of Sojo Industries, in a statement. “Each year, consumers are subjected to foodborne diseases, manufacturing mistakes and labeling mishaps that cause sickness and even death. Many of these incidents could have been prevented by using modern technologies to solve everyday supply-chain challenges. We built Sojo Shield to enable brands to avoid these types of escalations while addressing new FDA compliance rules. This is our moment to invest in change.”

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