FRENCH AUCHAN USES BLOCKCHAIN TO CONTROL THE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS

The largest French retailer Auchan began implementing blockchain solutions to optimize product monitoring in several countries, including France, after successful testing in Vietnam.

Unlike its direct competitor, the French company Carrefour, which joined the blockchain platform IBM Food Trust, Auchan retailer has entered into a partnership agreement with the German startup Te-Food.

The press release of the company reported:

“Consumers will also have access to information on all stages of the product life cycle, from the seed to the plate. Our joint development ensures product safety.”

Representatives of the company explained that the blockchain is used by all participants in the supply chain at different stages of the product life cycle and the final user can monitor this information by scanning a QR code.

After successful testing in the Vietnamese Ho Chi Minh city, the company decided to deploy the system in several countries, including France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Senegal. In France, in particular, the blockchain will initially be used to track organic carrots and other foods like potatoes and chicken:

Also at the end of September, the world’s largest retail network Walmart notified leafy greens manufacturers about the need to integrate IBM Food Trust technology to organize end-to-end two-stage product tracking, and in the spring the Chinese giant JD.com announced the introduction of blockchain technology in tracking beef imports.

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