Clients will be able to know the process from the production of the food to the arrival to the supermarket.

The IBM Food Trust platform continues to allow more companies to track the quality of the products they create, in order to provide a better and reliable product to the consumer.

On this occasion, the Spanish company Angulas Aguinaga, owner of brands such as Gula del Norte or Krissia, decided to use blockchain technology in food traceability.

Due to this, the company relies on the sensorization of productive plants, blockchain technology or neuroscience to improve their productions. The objective is to take advantage of the features that the digital era offers to advance and improve production processes.

In this way, Angulas Aguinaga would be the first food manufacturer to join the IBM Food Trust platform, a blockchain-based traceability system that allows controlling and following the process from production to the arrival of the product at the sales site.

Transparency and Security

“We are already in the phase of implementing a technology that offers us 100% percent transparency in the traceability of the chain, which guarantees reliability. The idea is to extend this gradually to the entire product portfolio”, said Mikel Grande, Director of Innovation and Marketing at Angulas Aguinaga.

Also, the company’s Director of Transformation spoke about the project on the company’s official website. The businessman talked about blockchain technology.

“The incorporation of this technology in our sector is a real revolution in terms of transparency, since blockchain technology guarantees the trust and immediacy of the information made available to distributors and consumers. We are convinced that it is the way to go for the industry”, he said.

This initiative is part of the digital transformation projects that the Spanish company seeks. Representatives of the company decided to take advantage of blockchain technology to sensorize machinery in the plant, with the aim of collecting information about the production process, in real time.

“We have incorporated specific talent in this field, where thanks to the software we can collect a multitude of information that allows us to minimize production problems and make decisions based on the data”, Mr. Grande said.

Angulas Aguinaga and IBM

Among other statements related to the project, IBM cited the words of Ignacio Muñoz, CEO of the Spanish company. Muñoz talked about why they decided to join the IBM Food Trust platform.

In that sense, Muñoz commented that the objective of the company was to offer its customers the possibility to know, in first-hand, all about the process in which they work so that they receive a quality product. The idea is to show them the process from the moment of production until the arrival at the establishment where it will be sold.

“Our goal is to guarantee the safety and quality of food to the consumer’s plate. The blockchain initiative is part of the digital transformation projects we are undertaking, with the aim of revolutionizing the food industry at the service of the consumer”, Muñoz said.

Previously, the Spanish company Carrefour announced the launch of a blockchain system of food traceability for the sale of fish in supermarkets.

Without a doubt, this is one of the kinds of food that consumers always want to ensure its quality. For this, they only have to scan the QR code included in the product label.

In this way, clients would have the complete information about the fish production, such as which boat made the capture, coordinates of the fishing area, how it was conditioned, when it arrived to the supermarket and even the procedure used to fish.

By María Rodríguez


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