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Carrefour, Nestlé Use IBM’s Blockchain Platform to Track Infant Formula

News Retail giants Carrefour and Nestlé are now using IBM’s Food Trust blockchain platform to track the supply chain of milk-based formula for infants, according to a Nov. 14 announcement. By using the platform, the firms aim to advance consumer confidence in the products’ quality by ensuring more..

Walmart Canada Rolls Out Blockchain-Based Freight and Payment System

News Walmart Canada — the retail giant’s Canadian branch — has rolled out an automated blockchain-based network for freight tracking and payments management, according to a Nov. 14 press release. The new system, which was developed in collaboration with blockchain company DLT Labs, is designed to ..

UPS and Agritech Firm Use Blockchain to Verify Beef Shipment From US to Japan

News American logistics giant UPS has successfully delivered a blockchain-verified beef shipment from the United States to Japan. The company partnered with agritech firm HerdX to incorporate its packaging technology into a blockchain network to trace the journey of beef from Kansas to Japan, the ..

VeChain Unveils Food Tracing Solution Foodgates at China’s Import Expo

News Singapore-based blockchain application platform VeChain has unveiled a new blockchain tracking system for the food and beverage industry. In a blog post on Nov. 7, the company confirmed it was working with food certification group DNV GL and supply chain specialist ASI Group on the project, k..

PwC Analyst: Blockchain Gives ‘Illusion of Traceability’ for Walmart

News Experts allege the biggest hurdle facing the blockchain systems being adopted by food retail giants such as Walmart and Nestlé has nothing to do with the technology itself. In an interview with Tech Wire Asia, published on Nov. 7, Craig Heraghty — Agribusiness Leader at “Big Four” auditor PwC..

Coca Cola Using Blockchain for $21-Billion-Per-Year Network

News Coca Cola’s bottlers are implementing blockchain technology to manage their cross-party transactions. A Business Insider report on Nov. 6 revealed that Coke One North America (CONA) — the tech firm that manages IT operations for the soda giant’s bottlers — is using a blockchain solution devel..

Largest American Food Coop to Pilot Mastercard’s Blockchain Tech

News Topco Associates, the largest American retail food group purchasing organization, will pilot Mastercard’s blockchain tech in its operations. According to a press release on Oct. 27, Topco will test a traceability platform developed by logistics firm Envisible. The Wholechain platform is base..

Researchers Tell FDA: Provide Guidance on Blockchain for Food Safety

News A global technology research firm urges the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to offer clear guidance on blockchain apps to improve food safety. Federal research neededFoodOnline reported on Oct. 21 that Alex Manders, the head of blockchain solutions at Information Services Gro..

US FDA to Hold Meeting on Blockchain and AI in Food Traceability

News The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public meeting to discuss a new initative called “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” In an announcement on Sept. 17, the FDA said the consultation with international stakeholders — designed to debate public health challenges an..

Bitcoin Not Accepted: Burger King’s Crypto Foray Short-Lived

Analysis The German branch of Burger King has begun accepting Bitcoin (BTC) on its website and mobile app, as reported by Cointelegraph on Sept. 3. But has the initiative increased consumer demand for the company’s fast food, and is it really possible to buy the popular Whopper burger with Bitcoin..

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