IBM 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.

 

Focus on food safety

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

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Shping and IBM Food Trust™: A new era of product transparency for consumers

Why IBM? 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 a third 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 Improve your company’s reputation for food safety and quality with the Food Trust traceability system and more. Focus on brand trust Increased supply chain efficiency

Run a more efficient food network by helping to eliminate bottlenecks in the supply chain.

Focus on food chain efficiency
Compliance confidence

Ensure safety and regulatory compliance and avoid product recalls.

Focus on food safety
Enhanced sustainability

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

Focus on food sustainability
Improved safety monitoring

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

Focus on food freshness
Fraud prevention

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

Focus on food fraud
Reduced waste

Better track food wasted and food rescued while minimizing waste hot spots by using key data elements.

Focus on food waste

Case studies

Pietro Coricelli Pietro Coricelli optimizes food quality, sustainable sourcing and supply chain transparency by using 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 Farmer Connect increases trust with a verifiable record of coffee’s journey from farm to 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 Sustainable Shrimp Partnership strives for premium shrimp that meets the highest social and environmental standards. Read the case study

IBM Food Trust and the FDA
IBM Food Trust helps with FDA compliance The FDA will be proposing new food traceability rules and requirements for food safety in their FSMA rule 204(d). See which businesses and foods are being affected and learn how the IBM Food Trust compliance module can help simplify regulatory compliance. Learn about FSMA

Add-on services Virtually guided onboarding

Virtually guided onboarding is a remotely delivered onboarding service with IBM Food Trust experts.

Assisted onboarding

A hands-on onboarding service with IBM Food Trust architects with integration and engineering guidance.

Architect support

Remotely delivered service includes 10 labor hours of IBM Food Trust SME support on custom engagements.

Sandbox environment

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

Resources How to get started with IBM Food Trust apps

Learn how to add raw material data inputs into IBM 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.

Products in this suite IBM Sterling® Transparent Supply

Build your own blockchain ecosystem to share data with your supply chain partners.

IBM Sterling® Supply Chain Control Tower

Orchestrate your end-to-end supply chain with AI-powered visibility and actionable workflows.

IBM® Trust Your Supplier

Better manage supplier information with supply chain risk management software.

IBM MRO Inventory Optimization

Uncover a clearer, more accurate view of your MRO inventory.

Related products IBM Sterling® Order Management

Deliver a seamless omnichannel customer experience. Optimize fulfillment throughout supply chain.

IBM Blockchain® Platform

See how the leading open source blockchain for business platform is driving growth.

IBM Blockchain services

Speed positive business outcomes with proven design methodologies and composable capabilities.

Take the next steps

Deploy faster with help from IBM® Business Partners. Access their expertise with our technologies to implement, customize, integrate and more, or book a consultation with an expert to find out how your organization can benefit from IBM Food Trust.

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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  (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