• The first batch of 23 product lines are live on the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform (via Walmart China).
    Asia & Australia,  Technology

    Walmart China turns to blockchain to reassure consumers wary of food safety

    Working with PwC and blockchain firm VeChain to build trust in a frequently unsafe supply chain

    Walmart China announced on June 25 that it has partnered with a local trade association, a beef producer, consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and blockchain firm VeChain to create the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform.

  • Fighting food allergies can be as easy as scanning a barcode (via Shutterstock).
    Technology

    Iota is using distributed ledger to fight deadly allergy attacks

    By scanning a barcode with a smartphone, consumers will be able to see every allergen in their food

    The Iota Foundation announced a partnership with Scottish food safety software firm Primority on June 20 that will use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to make it easier for allergy sufferers to protect themselves from dangerous foods.

  • This is what an Albertsons looks like (via Wiki Commons).
    Technology

    Albertsons, IBM blockchain pilot takes on leafy killer

    After E.coli-laced lettuce sickened hundreds last year, an IBM Food Trust partner is trying to modernize a paper-based supply chain

    The second-largest supermarket chain in the U.S. has decided to test the power of blockchain technology on one of the most dangerous foods of 2018: romaine lettuce, which killed five Americans and sickened 282 over the course of two Shiga toxin-producing E.coli outbreaks, one beginning in the spring and the second before Thanksgiving.

  • This came up when we searched "logistics" so we're going with this graphic (via Pixabay).
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    Deloitte: Blockchain adoption growing fast in the supply chain industry

    Report says blockchain technology use will grow more than 600% in five years

    While blockchain technology has only just begun to gain a foothold in the supply chain management industry it will surge dramatically over the next decade, according to a new survey by logistics and supply chain association MHI and consulting firm Deloitte.