Overview

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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How to join IBM Food Trust (01:42)

Why choose IBM Supply Chain Intelligence Suite?

52%
of consumers say that knowing where food comes from is very-to-somewhat important.¹

63%
of Americans surveyed said they would pay up to 36% more for products that are responsibly made and transparently sourced.²

94%
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.

Greater brand trust

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

Compliance confidence

Ensure safety and regulatory compliance and avoid product recalls.

Enhanced sustainability

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

Improved safety monitoring

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

Fraud prevention

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

Reduced waste

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

Case studies

Farmer Connect

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Farmer Connect

Increasing trust with a verifiable record of coffee’s journey to your cup.

Walmart

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Walmart

Walmart tracks food products through its supply chain using IBM Food Trust built on the IBM Blockchain Platform.

Albertsons

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Albertsons

Albertsons joined the Food Trust network and is piloting the blockchain technology.

Sustainable shrimp

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Sustainable shrimp

Striving for premium shrimp that meets the highest social and environmental standards.

Boosting food safety with blockchain

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Boosting food safety with blockchain

Indoor produce grower BrightFarms aims to simplify and decentralize the produce supply chain.

Atea’s Seafood Provenance Network

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Atea’s Seafood Provenance Network

This network, built on blockchain, supports improved transparency, sustainability and food integrity for the seafood industry.

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.

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Add-on services

Footnotes

¹ “2019 Food & Health Survey, International Food Information Council”, Fall 2019, https://foodinsight.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IFIC-Foundation-2019-Food-and-Health-Report-FINAL.pdf  (PDF, 1.4 MB) (link resides outside ibm.com)
² Consumers want traceability, transparency in their products (link resides outside ibm.com), Amway, 9 January 2020
³ Label Insight (link resides outside ibm.com), Nielsen IQ, October 2022