Carrefour Adopts IBM Blockchain To Track Fresh Foods

Carrefour is using the IBM Food Trust blockchain ledger technology to track chicken, eggs and tomatoes from the farm to the store, according to Reuters. The retailer will extend its use of the system to 300 fresh products worldwide by 2022 in a bid to build shopper trust.

The software can cut the time needed to follow an item down the supply chain, from days or weeks to seconds. As a result, the technology will help Carrefour quickly respond to crises such as salmonella outbreaks.

Food Trust is now available worldwide; businesses pay approximately $212,000 a year for full use…