Food Industries

How blockchain will impact the future

Existing traceability systems are broken.

Current food traceability systems are susceptible to fraud at multiple points.  In the past few years we’ve seen cases of companies altering slaughter dates to artificially stretch out the shelf life of meat.  In some instances these practices have been going on for nearly a decade.  It’s taken media exposes to uncover what’s really going on and how our food safety and animal welfare is at risk.
Consumers are increasingly concerned about where their food comes from and how safe it is for their families to eat.  Leading food manufacturers understand this and are pioneering responsible supply chain practices and increasing safety standards, with visibility across the whole value chain.

The case for Mimosi

Treatment protocols for birds and animals raised for eating can be placed and tracked on a blockchain. Slaughter dates, once added to a blockchain, cannot be changed. The integrity of the dates may be cross-checked against daily capacity for slaughter events, device feeds, and other evidence. Food industry audits of the extensive information available on the serial blockchain can raise alerts earlier. If food retailers are permissioned to get transparency all the way back to the farm, then multiple eyes will be on the conduct of these businesses. What’s more, stakeholders may collaborate for better and tighter four+-eyes controls by layering new controls on top of the Blockchain’s native controls.

 

Perform a product trace

Given an item, find the history of its processing and sources

Manage recalls

Know what products a contaminated item has entered. Automatically produce a business recall list

Confirm Business Recall

Know when the recalled items are off-the-shelf for each business.

Track-and-Trace for Cattle


⒈ Cattle Farmer

  • Uploads location, GIS, grass, water info
  • Stores animal parentage, breed, feed, vet, and antibiotics protocols
  • Cattle tagged with RFID and registered on MIMOSI


⒉ Slaughter House

  • Verifies visual health of cattle, quality of meat, quantity of meat received from each farm.
  • Uses MIMOSI to verify the authenticity of the meat and its supplier.
  • Records handling protocol, environmental parameters (e.g. temperature), treatments
  • Uses MIMOSI Transform transaction to track which sources of meat goes into which packages and adds identifiers such as QR codes.


⒊ Wholesaler

  • Uses MIMOSI receipts to accept shipments with provenance.
  • Uses MIMOSI’s anti-counterfeiting controls
  • May repackage incoming beef using MIMOSI Transforms to track inputs and add identifiers to outputs.
  • Records handling protocol, environmental parameters (e.g. temperature), treatments


⒋ Logistics Provider

  • Records handling protocol, environmental parameters (e.g. temperature), treatments
  • Records routes
  • Verifies quantities of goods received and delivered. Uses MIMOSI’s anti-counterfeiting controls


⒌ Food Retailer

  • Records handling protocol, environmental parameters (e.g. temperature), treatments
  • Verifies quantities of goods received from which sources.
  • Uses MIMOSI’s anti-counterfeiting controls
  • Sustainability, Audit, and Risk department samples farm-to-store traces to ensure supplier sustainability/beef value chain standards.
  • Distributes app to customers to view provenance of food.


⒍ Store

  • Records handling protocol, environmental parameters (e.g. temperature), treatments
  • Uses MIMOSI’s anti-counterfeiting controls
  • Verifies quantities of goods received from which sources.
  • Create sales promos based on source location of beef
  • Optimize a basket of foods for source location promos


⒎ Customer

  • Scans QR code on package.
  • Obtain insights into where the beef was sourced, its age, farm conditions, its history and so on.