A Swiss food manufacturer has become the "first" in Europe to use the Ethereum blockchain (ETH) to track fish products, a press release confirmed on 28 November.
Gustav Gerig AG, which has been operating since 1923, has collaborated with Pacifical v. to allow customers to certify the origin of their tuna range using blockchain technology.
The cans of the range will soon publish a QR code that consumers can scan to find out information such as the date of production, the type of tuna and even the boat used to capture it.
The blockchain implementation is provided by Atato, a company based in Thailand, a blockchain service provider that develops decentralized enterprise-oriented applications in collaboration with the startup Consensys of Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum.
"By providing an optimal level of transparency, the company will allow all its customers access to data on how exactly the Pacifical MSC tuna has been captured sustainably through the following information: which captain, ship, capture times, method and area, where and when it was drawn up ", explained the press release.
Food supply chains and sourcing have increasingly turned to blockchain to increase equity and security along with transparency.
As reported by Cointelegraph, initiatives have focused on sectors ranging from chicken to rice in recent months.
Pacifical has started a partnership with Atato in August to bring the benefits of the blockchain to tuna distribution.