Although the technology shows a lot of promise, there’s one problem with creating a food-tracking blockchain: it requires an upfront investment, making it expensive for companies to embrace. Many end up building their own applications from scratch, and struggle to understand exactly how it works.
Mexico’s Restaurant Toks tracking coffee on blockchain
Simba Chain’s smart-contract-as-a-service platform is helping the casual dining chain track the source and sustainability of the coffee it serves
Restaurant Toks, a casual dining chain with 208 locations across Mexico, has teamed up with blockchain provider Simba Chain and the University of Notre Dame to create a distributed application to register and track every coffee bean it has "purchased, processed, packaged, and sold."
Dole promises farm-to-shelf blockchain tracking of all foods by 2025
Food giant will be use tracking technologies in every supply chain, increasing food safety while reducing food waste
Dole gave blockchain a core role in its 2020 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, promising to expand its use of the technology from leafy greens and fresh vegetables to make sure all products are fully traceable by 2025.