Global food giant Nestlé has collaborated with French grocery store chain Carrefour to put baby milk formula on the blockchain.
Using IBM’s food-tracking blockchain software IBM Food Trust, the two companies will supply customers with transparent info for the GUIGOZ Bio 2 and 3 baby milk ranges, “from dairy to shelf.”
IBM Food Trust is based on the Linux Structure’s Hyperledger Fabric software application.
Like other blockchain-enabled items, customers will have the ability to access this information by scanning a QR-code printed on the item’s packaging.
Previously this year, Carrefour exposed its intent to put a minimum of 20 percent of its “internal” items on the blockchain by2020 The company mentioned it had DLT-related pilots operating in six nations.
Around the same time, China’s popular online merchant JD.com announced that sales of its free-range chickens had doubled in two years, and associated blockchain-enabled QR-codes to at least a few of that success.
Other major grocery stores have been ‘blockchainifying’ their products, too. Auchan sells carrots that are on the blockchain, while Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn has used the innovation to render the supply routes of its orange juice totally transparent.
Published November 15, 2019– 16: 20 UTC.
November 15, 2019– 16: 20 UTC.