• Walmart Has a New Way to Track E. Coli Contaminated Foods, and of Course It Involves the Blockchain

    21 days ago - By Fortune

    Every few days seems to bring another recall of contaminated food. Walmart thinks it's found a solution to respond quickly to such incidents: the blockchain.
    In the past couple of years, the blockchain has gone from arcane technology with a disruptive potential to a buzzword that often seems overhyped. But Walmart is introducing what could be a promising use case for the blockchain. It's asking suppliers of lettuce and leafy greens to use the blockchain to trace their products through Walmart's supply chain.
    2018 has seen a disturbing increase in food recalls. Last month, Cargill recalled...
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  • Walmart is going to use blockchain to stop the spread of E. coli and other diseases in lettuce

    21 days ago - By CNBC

    Grocery giants Walmart and Sam's Club are requiring suppliers of leafy green vegetables to upload their data to blockchain within a year.
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  • Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain

    21 days ago - By Reuters

    Walmart and its unit Sam's Club said on Monday leafy greens suppliers will be asked to implement real-time, farm-to-store tracking using blockchain technology by next September, as the retailer tackles food-safety incidents.
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  • Walmart is betting on the blockchain to improve food safety

    Walmart is betting on the blockchain to improve food safety

    21 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Walmart has been working with IBM on a food safety blockchain solution and today it announced it's requiring that all suppliers of leafy green vegetable for Sam's and Walmart upload their data to the blockchain by September 2019 .
    Most supply chains are bogged down in manual processes. This makes it difficult and time consuming to track down an issue should one like the E. coli romaine lettuce problem from last spring rear its head. By placing a supply chain on the blockchain, it makes the process more traceable, transparent and fully digital. Each node on the blockchain could represent an...
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