Blockchain for Food Tracking and Tracing

Bringing together food supply chain participants in a transparent ecosystem

Bringing together food supply chain participants in a transparent ecosystem

With Farm to Plate, Blockchain technology features like immutability prevent data duplication or modification of transactions unless validated by stakeholders thus addressing the gap that traditional food supply chain systems have.


IoT or connected devices and legacy data aid the tracking and tracing in the food supply chain that are recorded in a distributed ledger built on a Blockchain. These recording of event and data entry are called transactions and every stakeholder who needs access to the data is provided digital IDs so the access and/or changes in the transactions can be recorded as separate entries. Thus tracing of processes, and associated accountabilities are on a database that can be trusted because it is immutable, and can be associated with the process or transaction owner.

Accurate Provenance & Traceability

Since the record-keeping is immutable, the data and information on food traceability stored on the network are accurate. Thus data on provenance and tracking of the produce is trusted.

Designed with GS1 Standards

Farm to Plate is designed with features meeting the global supply chain management standards. Authenticated transactions, accuracy, and efficiency of record-keeping eliminate fraud with the ability to trace & audit trail of changes.

Minimize Food Recall & Waste

Identifying points of contamination through trusted and immutable data collected over a period of time, reduces recall and spoilage of food. Blockchain technology enables data alterations is captured and recorded to deliver trusted information.

Sample Data Points

Tackling Food Supply Chain Challenges

We understand the enterprise supply chain’s challenges in dealing with multi-nation, multi-system operations. With massive amounts of manual paperwork and multiple procedural hassles, freight processes today are complex, inefficient, and expensive - and that is what we aim to change with Farm to Plate. Every participant in the food supply chain faces challenges that could include -


  • Lack of transparency of data and information
  • Inability to hold a stakeholder accountable
  • Manage documentation
  • Sustainable sourcing
  • Working with regulatory authorities to speed the certification process.

Farm to Plate can help solve these challenges.

Tackling Food Supply Chain Challenges

Growers / Farmers

Ability to provide origin, quality of produce and achieve certification of the freshness of produce. It is also possible to record soil temperature, and moisture levels, fertilizers, seeds used, and weather conditions. Further, they can utilize the data to predict weather conditions and take precautions to protect crops, improve pricing tactics, and promote sustainable farming practices.

Manufacturers / Processors

Integrated solution to enable 100% visibility for the incoming stock of goods and raw materials, and transport updates. This is highly effective during a recall because traceability is faster. The platform also has the capability to capture records on compliance and food safety standards for the outgoing processed food.

Food & Beverage Retailers / Wholesalers

Provenance and tracking, quality information of products, and a transparent system to consumers to learn more about their purchases. Reduce interference of middlemen to keep price competitive and foster sustainable sourcing which in turn wins customer brand loyalty.

Warehouse Management

The tracking and tracing help in assessing if the goods were kept in ideal conditions and if the facility is certified to hold such items on their premises. It helps in determining if and when an audit of the facility is done and what was the rating. It also helps to trace the storage environment when an audit of food spoilage reasons is done in the event of a recall and the same data can be utilized for future use to prevent spoilage.

Transport & Logistics

Transport and logistics operators will be able to avail real-time product traceability and enable visibility (a common standard of BiTA) of incoming and outgoing produce and food items and store the data. Some relevant data sets that can be stored are transportation mode, time of loading, time of journey onset, time of unloading, and other relevant data sets. This is a value add for their customers as far as trust and confidence is concerned.


Through QR code scans or IoT sensors, every process in the food supply chain can be traced and recorded. For produce originating from farms or plantations, key data points like soil temperature, weather, moisture, location can be captured.

Manage Documents

Participants on Farm to Plate can store relevant documents associated with each process in the supply chain. These documents can act as proof of provenance, the authenticity of the transaction, easy accessibility for stakeholders, and record keeping.

Relevant Data Insights

The data points that are collected and stored can eventually have the potential to provide detailed information on the primary factors that govern food quality, and identify points of contamination to prevent recall. By analyzing the historical data key insights on the data pertaining to the quality of the product could be gathered.