China’s food safety alliance to collaborate with blockchain platform VeChain to promote food traceability

China’s food safety alliance to collaborate with blockchain platform VeChain to promote food traceability

VeChain will help CAFA integrate into an immutable and secured network that will be key in bridging trust between consumers and enterprises.

The VeChain Foundation, one of the world’s leading enterprise-friendly blockchain platforms has announced that it will be joining the China Animal Health and Food Safety Alliance (CAFA) as a council member. VeChain will be providing technical and infrastructural support for the council members, the announcement stated.

CAFA is a government-backed organization that works towards building a “trustworthy platform that connects the government, industry associations, producer enterprises, and research institutes in the food sector.

With more than 130 official members including supermarkets, food and beverage manufacturers, e-commerce platforms, and research labs, CAFA works directly under the Chinese National Agricultural Science Technology Innovation Alliance initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China. VeChain, CAFA’s newest member, will be the sole public blockchain technology provider in the alliance.

Talking about its most recent collaboration, VeChain said– “By powering traceability platforms for alliances such as CAFA and other similar partners, the VeChainThor blockchain would be used by hundreds and thousands of businesses without needing VeChain to approach them individually.

With its expertise in supply chain tracking, VeChain will aid CAFA with “building a from-farm-to-table traceability system across the entire country.” Using ToolChain, VeChain’s trademarked product that enables traceability, CAFA enterprise members can easily log key processes of food products onto the blockchain.

This creates an immutable and secured network that will be key in bridging trust between consumers and enterprises.  From cultivation, processing, and packaging to logistics and retail, the traceability provided by VeChain will allow CAFA to ensure that consumers receive safe, high-quality, and healthy food of animal origin, the announcement explained.

“VeChain continues to promote exponential mass adoption of blockchain technology and drive tangible value for businesses,” the announcement stated.

The CAFA currently uses the Food Trust traceability program which employs a system of QR codes to provide consumers with information about “the hatchery, farm, production and environment data, certifications and test reports.” VeChain’s ToolChain platform is expected to deliver scalable and easy to implement technology that can build on the existing platform.

The ToolChain platform, launched in 2019, has been a convenient method to integrate the VeChainThor public blockchain into existing business processes. The product offers built-in, ready-to-use templates and customizable tools that enable food enterprises to achieve full lifecycle traceability for their supply chains at a controllable cost.

Walmart China, car manufacturers BMW and BYD Auto, whitegoods company Haier, clothing company H&M and numerous others have used VeChain’s food traceability and other products.

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