The United States National Pork Board and blockchain startup Ripe Technology Inc have partnered to track pork supply chains on blockchain.
Pork producers will be able to monitor and evaluate supply chains, enabling continuous improvement of their sustainability practices.
“The growing demand across the entire food supply chain – including end consumers – is to ‘Know Your Food.’ The ripe.io platform generates powerful levels of transparency and trust by enabling collaboration and consensus of data and activities within food systems,” said Ripe co-founder Raja Ramachandran.
“Through blockchain, customers like the National Pork Board can enable its organisation and members to create shared, immutable trusted records that address critical food issues such as sustainability, quality, traceability, waste and fraud.”
Through the platform’s distributed permissioned ledger, the program data can be visible to partners in the ecosystem to ensure valid certifications, however data will remain anonymous to create benchmarks.
“We look forward to working with ripe.io to use blockchain technology to record proof points through a system that can benchmark performance while increasing transparency of the entire pork value chain,” said National Pork Board sustainability assistant vice president Brett Kaysen.