The U.K.’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) said this week it successfully piloted a blockchain-based supply chain monitoring system.

The safety watchdog group used blockchain to track meat produced in a cattle slaughterhouse it did not name, and said it was pleased by the results. In its announcement FSA said blockchain provided “improved transparency” throughout the supply chain. Both the slaughterhouse and the FSA tracked data provided in the trial.

FSA head of information management Sian Thomas said in a statement that his agency thought “blockchain technology might add real value to a part of the food industry.” A slaughterhouse was chosen for the pilot because its “work requires a lot of inspection and collation of results,” he said. One would hope. Read more here.

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