Retail company Carrefour has launched a new blockchain-based organic poultry tracking system in Spain. The new system has been deployed on the Hyperledger DLT system based in Spain.

The first-of-its-kind food tracking solution will be used to track organic chickens based in Galicia. Galician chickens are raised without antibiotic treatment and are considered extremely healthy for the human body but the problem lies with their tracking and recording of the originality of the meat. Now with the new system in place, the Spanish network will use a QR code tracker to search for detailed info on every Galician chicken’s date of birth, breed, nutrition and other important data.

Carrefour illustrates the importance of using the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for supply chains in its press release, claiming it provides increased transparency and allows customers to view the entire journey of their meat to their table.

The retailer has been testing blockchain poultry tracking solutions for a while now with experiments in France in early 2018 and announced its partnership with IBM and its Food Trust in October. The food association was announced by the tech giant back in 2016 to promote its Hyperledger blockchain ecosystem. Other companies have also joined the decentralized supply chain platform including major names like Nestle SA, Unilever NV and Walmart.

Several other blockchain-based supply chain management systems are already in use including Walmart’s vegetable tracking system starting directly from the farms. Other uses of blockchain are also being implemented in the food industry including food processing.


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