IBM’s blockchain for food gains major US grocer

Albertsons has joined the IBM Food Trust blockchain initiative in an effort to test the technology’s ability to track the provenance of romaine lettuce, according to a press release

The grocer plans to “pilot the solution to help overcome the obstacles that have existed when a traceback is initiated for a product like romaine and is evaluating ways to use the technology to highlight the provenance of its extensive Own Brands portfolio,” according to the release. The pilot will begin in one distribution center.

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