Bumble Bee Foods, a North America’s largest shelf-stable seafood firm, has introduced a Blockchain platform for seafood traceability, which was built in collaboration with German tech company SAP. The new platform, based on SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service, can reportedly supervise the supply chain of yellowfin tuna from Indonesia to end customers.
According to the reports, customers will be capable of observing the whole supply chain, and access information on products’ origins and shipping history by utilizing a smart device to scan a QR code on the product package. The Blockchain-stored data will include the size of the catch, the point of capture, in addition to information about legitimacy, freshness, protection, and trade fishing certification. Global Head and Senior Vice President of SAP Innovative Business Solutions, Oliver Betz stated that Blockchain technology creates transparency and ability to trace across the food supply chain. The announcement came out at the annual industry conglomerate South by Southwest Conference (SXSW), which is taking place from 8th March to 17th March in Austin, Texas.
On using this technology into their supply chain, the French retail giant Carrefour recently deployed Blockchain technology for tracking its milk supply chain. Wherein consumers will be able to see the GPS coordinates of farmers whose animals’ milk was collected get information about when the milk was collected and packaged, as well as can find out about various stakeholders involved in the product line. Moreover, January this year, the Food and Drug Administration of the Chinese Chongqing Yuzhong District declared that it will apply Blockchain technology to advance monitoring of food and drug quality assurance in the region. Headquartered in California, U.S., Bumble Bee Foods produces canned tuna, salmon, other kinds of seafood, and chicken under their umbrella.