• Food and beverage conglomerate Nestlé is resorting to DLT to enable traceability in its Zoégas coffee brand.

Swiss multinational conglomerate, Nestlé expanded the application of blockchain tech to its Sweden-based Zoégas coffee brand. As per the official report released on 6 April 2020, Nestlé is set to leverage IBM’s Food Trust blockchain solution to enable a transparent food network that will allow the consumers to directly access the information relayed on the platform.

Nestlé has collaborated with Rainforest Alliance to furnish the necessary data independently. Rainforest Alliance will certify the information and ensure that the consumers get access to authentic data only. The report stated:

“By scanning the QR code on the packaging, consumers can follow the coffee journey from the growing locations to the Zoégas factory in Helsingborg where the beans are roasted, grounded and packed.”

The information which will be imparted will include essential details pertaining to the farmers, harvest period, transaction certificate for the respective shipments and roasting period.

It is important to note that this is not Nestle’s first blockchain venture. Previously, the company introduced the blockchain-based traceability model on products such as Mousline purée and Guigoz infant formula in France. In July 2019, the company collaborated with OpenSC in a pilot program to achieve transparency in milk and palm oil supply chains.

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