U.K. Regulator Calls for Research on “Internet of Things” and Food Safety
The U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a call for research
exploring how the Internet of Things (IoT) could affect food safety.
Working with The IT as a Utility Network Plus, FSA seeks short-term
pilot studies “intended to test new ideas or create novel linkages between
research areas.” In particular, the joint initiative seeks to focus on (i) “IoT
data, data standards and sharing”; (ii) “IoT transport and food, particularly
temperature control”; (iii) “organizing hackathon events to exploit,
disseminate and excite opportunities of IoT from farm to table”; and (iv)
“what happens to food in people’s homes.” FSA will accept submissions
until November 2, 2015.