Fresh Del Monte Produce has invested a 39 percent stake in Decapolis, a provider of traceability technology to support food safety. The two companies plan to roll out Decapolis Food Guard™ (DFG), a blockchain-based traceability solution, across all Fresh Del Monte business segments, starting with Fresh Del Monte’s pineapple operations in Costa Rica.
DFG provides full traceability solutions through its chain of records that capture assessments at each stage of production—from planting to distribution—through the use of QR codes. Employing blockchain technology ensures that data remains immutable, and the use of QR codes on product labels certifies end-to-end traceability.
Anyone who scans a DFG QR code will be able to see a complete log of product information, from farm to fork. The traceability process allows for trusted record-keeping along the supply chain, with the potential to impact consumer knowledge, food safety, or quality analysis. Fresh Del Monte and Decapolis also plan to provide DFG to other interested businesses.
Fresh Del Monte explains that, with the blockchain-based traceability technology, consumers will know what each product contains, and where each product has traveled until the moment it was purchased for consumption. Decapolis has successfully developed and deployed its DFG solution in the private and public sector, spanning four continents.
Fresh Del Monte: www.freshdelmonte.com