2019 Future Food Challenge

Deadline of the qualification phase is 3:00 p.m. GMT+8 on April 30, 2019

1. Introduction

Home to a quarter of the world’s population, the South-East Asia has the second highest burden of foodborne diseases per population. In this region, foodborne diseases are responsible for 150 Mio illnesses and 175,000 deaths annually [Source: WHO].

In order to protect consumer health and lower the risk of foodborne incidents Bühler has recently launched the freemium service [safefood.ai] to create additional intelligence on food-safety related events such as product recalls, foodborne outbreaks or fraudulent activity.

The service continuously monitors thousands of data sources, including official databases, social media, news and others, and alerts users in close to real-time about any evidence related to foodborne outbreaks, product recalls or food fraud.

This contest may consists of two phases: the qualification and the finals. Specific timelines and regulations are as follows:

1.1. The Qualification (April 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019 GMT+8)

After successful registration, contestants can download data from Tianchi platform, debug the algorithms and prepare the reports locally.

Click here for more information on how to apply