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October 17, 2019

Reps. Schweikert and Soto Applaud U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Blueprint

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) sent a letter to the United States Food and Drug Administration supporting the agency’s upcoming session on a blueprint for “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety” which will focus on maintaining food safety through technologies including blockchain.

“Blockchain technology applications offer promising solutions to reduce food safety risks in our nation’s food supply. We applaud the efforts of the FDA’s blueprint and we’re pleased language for FDA food traceability measures were included in the FY 2020 House Appropriations report language.” wrote the Co-Chairs.

The Congressional Blockchain Caucus is a bi-partisan group of Members of Congress who focus on the future of blockchain technology and Congress’s role in the technology’s development.  

The full letter can be found here.


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