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    Albertsons, IBM blockchain pilot takes on leafy killer

    After E.coli-laced lettuce sickened hundreds last year, an IBM Food Trust partner is trying to modernize a paper-based supply chain

    The second-largest supermarket chain in the U.S. has decided to test the power of blockchain technology on one of the most dangerous foods of 2018: romaine lettuce, which killed five Americans and sickened 282 over the course of two Shiga toxin-producing E.coli outbreaks, one beginning in the spring and the second before Thanksgiving.