Nestlé provides product information for the first time using blockchain

Nestlé today announced that it will join forces with Carrefour to provide consumers with product information on the Mousline purée, a US-based mashed potato brand sold in France, using blockchain data as a medium.

According to Nestlé, consumers can use a smartphone or other device to scan the product packaging QR code to know the process information from Nestlé's factory in northern France to Carrefour supermarket, including production date, quality control standard, storage time. With the warehouse address and so on.

It is reported that this is the first time Nestlé has shared product information to consumers through the blockchain platform. In 2017, Nestlé joined the IBM Food Trust as a founder and began using blockchain technology, while IBM Food Trust aims to enhance food traceability.

In 2018, IBM announced partnerships with several food companies, including general merchandise retailers (Wal-Mart, Kroger and Wegmans), food service providers (McLane and Golden State Foods), and food companies (Dole, Driscoll's, Raspberry, Good taste, Nestle, Tyson Foods and Unilever).

IBM has created Hyperledger Fabric, a blockchain "umbrella" project that uses an open source blockchain (which can be freely modified and shared) and related technologies belonging to the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger division.