French supermarket chain Carrefour is applying the secure technology to demonstrate 100% transparency with its food products

French supermarket chain Carrefour is using blockchain technology to document the production cycle of its chicken. In an effort to achieve complete transparency with its products, the retailer is requiring that every point in its chicken supply chain, from the breeder and processor to the butcher, enter details in a secure, non-centralized database, or blockchain. This way, no one can make changes to the information or hide any aspect of the production. The public can access this data using a QR code on the chicken's label.

This information will include anything a shopper might want to know, like where the bird was bred, what it ate, whether or not it received antibiotics and more. Carrefour plans to track eight more products using blockchain over the course of the year, as part of its commitment to meeting consumer demand for greater transparency.

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French supermarket chain Carrefour is using blockchain technology to document the production cycle of its chicken. In an effort to achieve complete transparency with its products, the retailer is requiring that every point in its chicken supply chain, from the breeder and processor to the butcher, enter details in a secure, non-centralized database, or blockchain. This way, no one can make changes to the information or hide any aspect of the production. The public can access this data using a QR code on the chicken's label.