US Seafood Giant to Use SAP Blockchain in Supply Chain

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As per a press release, USA’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood company Bumble Bee Foods has started a blockchain-based platform for seafood traceability. The project was developed in partnership with German Technology firm SAP specializing in enterprise software.

The declaration was made at the annual industry conglomerate South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) that is taking place from 8th March to17th March in Austin, Texas, United States.

Customers will reportedly be able to see the entire supply chain and access information on the product’s origins and shipping history by employing a smart device to scan a QR code on the product package.

The blockchain-stored data will incorporate the size of the catch, the point of capture, and information about safety, authenticity, freshness, and trade fishing certification.

Global head and senior vice president of SAP Innovative Business Solutions, Mr. Oliver Betz, stated that blockchain tech “creates transparency and traceability across the food supply chain…”

Lately, French retail giant Carrefour used blockchain tech for tracking its milk supply chain. Customers will be able to view the GPS coordinates of farmers whose animals’ milk was collected, get data about when the milk was collected and packaged, and find out about numerous stakeholders involved in the product line.

In January 2019, the Food and Drug Administration of the Chinese Chongqing Yuzhong District stated it will implement blockchain to enhance monitoring of food and drug quality assurance.