IBM Sterling Supply Chain Intelligence Suite: Food Trust
A modular solution built on blockchain, benefiting all network participants with a safer, smarter and more sustainable food ecosystem
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Data – the world’s most essential ingredient

IBM Food Trust™ is a collaborative network of growers, processors, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and others, enhancing visibility and accountability across the food supply chain. Built on IBM Blockchain, this solution connects participants through a permissioned, immutable and shared record of food provenance, transaction data, processing details and more.


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Learn about the US Food and Drug Association’s Food Safety Modernization Act rule 204(d) and how the IBM Food Trust® can help you achieve compliance.

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Why choose IBM Sterling Supply Chain Intelligence Suite? 52%

of consumers say that knowing where food comes from is very-to-somewhat important.¹


of Americans surveyed said they would pay up to 36% more for products that are responsibly made and transparently sourced.²


of consumers surveyed said they would be more loyal to a brand that offers complete transparency.³

Features Increased supply chain efficiency: Run a more efficient food network by helping to eliminate bottlenecks in the supply chain. Learn more Greater brand trust

Enhance your reputation for safety and quality with a traceability system.

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Compliance confidence

Ensure safety and regulatory compliance and avoid product recalls.

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Enhanced sustainability

Increase awareness of sustainability opportunities and practices in each step of the manufacturing processes of the food chain.

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Improved safety monitoring

Monitor and trace food products in the supply chain to accurately judge remaining shelf life.

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Fraud prevention

Traceability records make your supply chains less susceptible to fraud and errors with end-to-end traceability.

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Reduced waste

Key data elements better track food wasted, and food rescued while minimizing waste hot spots.

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Case studies

Pietro Coricelli See how Pietro Coricelli ensures food quality, sustainable sourcing and supply chain transparency with IBM Sterling Supply Chain Intelligence Suite Read the case study

Antonello Produce Antonello Produce uses IBM Food Trust® to simplify product traceability from seed to store shelf. Read the story

Farmer Connect Increasing trust with a verifiable record of coffee’s journey to your cup. Watch the video (03:09)

Walmart Walmart tracks food products through its supply chain using IBM Food Trust built on the IBM Blockchain Platform. Watch the video (02:56)

Sustainable shrimp Striving for premium shrimp that meets the highest social and environmental standards. Read the case study

Atea’s Seafood Provenance Network This network, built on blockchain, supports improved transparency, sustainability and food integrity for the seafood industry. Watch the video (03:17)

IBM Food Trust and the FDA
Food Trust helps with FDA compliance The FDA will be proposing new food traceability rules and requirements for food safety. See which businesses and foods are being affected and learn how the IBM Food Trust Compliance Module can help simplify regulatory compliance. Learn about the Food Safety and Modernization Act

Add-on services Virtually Guided Onboarding

Virtually Guided Onboarding (VGO) is a remotely delivered onboarding service with IFT experts.

Assisted Onboarding

A hands-on onboarding service with IFT architects with integration and engineering guidance.

Architect support

Remotely delivered service includes 10 labor hours of IFT SME support on custom engagements.

Sandbox environment

Non-production environment. Access is for demo, evaluation and testing purposes only.

Resources Onboarding: How to get started
Learn how to add raw material data inputs into Food Trust apps, define your product scenario, control access levels and more.
An IBM Blockchain solution for the food industry
Learn how to improve traceability recordkeeping, identify high-risk issues and quickly and efficiently trace and recall products
Know the community that's bringing food to your family.
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Expert blogs Read intelligent insights Talk to an expert

1 “2019 Food & Health Survey, International Food Information Council”, Fall 2019,  (link resides outside

2 Consumers want traceability, transparency in their products (link resides outside, Amway, 9 January 2020

3 Label Insight (link resides outside, Nielsen IQ, October 2022