Albert Heijn, Holland’s largest supermarket chain, has revealed it is using blockchain to make the production chain of its orange juice transparent, International Supermarket News reports September 21.
Albert Heijn will reportedly launch the new blockchain system in partnership with its supplier, Refresco. To give customers’ maximum information about the source of Albert Heijn’s own-brand “sustainable” product, they will be able to scan a QR code on the orange juice carton that will trace the end-to-end route of its production, from Brazil to the Netherlands.
The system will reportedly store data that reveals the quality and sustainability ratings held by various produce growers, as well as information about the fruits themselves — including their harvesting period and sweetness intensity. The system will further enable customers to tip, using a “Like2Farmer” option.
Albert Heijn’s Commercial Director Marit van Egmond is quoted as saying that:
“We want to make an active contribution on issues that are important to our customers — by making our products healthier, reducing food waste and limiting our impact on the environment. Transparency in the chain is becoming increasingly important.”
As previously reported, blockchain technology has been gaining traction in the global food industry…