Walmart is planning to sell the leafy greens that are tracked using blockchain technology within the next year.
In a press release published on Monday, the world’s largest retailer, Revenue and Employee Count, announced that it was able to integrate the blockchain-based tracking system created by IBM in September 2019 to provide its suppliers for leafy green produce. Told.
According to the letter sent to the suppliers, any company working with Walmart should work with the IBM Food Trust Network to create an end-to-end traceability in two phases. The blockchain platform will make Walmart easy to make any food source very quickly, with the release that currently identifying such items is “almost a pathless challenge.”
Early this year, E. born in Arizona. This step has come because of E. coli outbreak. Officers of the Center for Disease Control warned consumers that they should avoid lettuce grown near the city of Yuma, Wal-Mart Food Security Vice President Frank Yianas noted that it was difficult for the customers to confirm where their production was grown.
He said in a statement:
“There was no ‘Uma, Arizona’ in any bag of salad. In the future, using the technology we need, the customer can potentially scan a bag of salad and it certainly knows that Where did it come from.”
In the first phase of roll-out, direct suppliers will need to make “one-step back traceability” by the end of January. Any company that has suppliers, is to integrate the network till the end of September 2019.
“To help you meet the requirements of this new Walmart business, we have worked closely with IBM and other food companies to create a user-friendly, low-cost, block-enabled traceability solution that meets our needs. And makes the share value for the whole leaf continues the green farm.
As previously mentioned, Walmart has implemented blockchains in the past in the case of food-tracking use, especially in China to shore the quality of pig products.