Logistics firm UPS has partnered with agri-tech solutions provider HerdX for blockchain food provenance. UPS ia already use blockchain for beef traceability from a U.S. farm to Japan.
HerdX’s blockchain solution allows to monitor animal movement and health. The blockchain provides details of animals such as their birth, where the herd was raised, and enables farmers to keep a watch on the animals.
Customers need to scan a QR code on the packaging to view verified health and provenance data of the meat they are buying.
UPS delivers the transport solution by integrating with HerdX so that freight can be tracked using blockchain and IoT. UPS team created a custom integrated visibility tool that works with HerdX’s blockchain to provide live updates of the product throughout the shipment journey.
“UPS Logistics and Freight services more than 220 countries worldwide, making it a perfect fit for HerdX. Our official international logistics partnership gives HerdX unprecedented scaling power, which in turn provides incredible expansion opportunities for American cattle producers,” Ron Hicks, HerdX Founder and CEO, said.