Food safety, traceability and sustainability blog

Is the Food Supply Chain Ready for Blockchain?


Stakeholders throughout the food industry, including research groups like FoodLogiQ Labs and standards organizations like GS1, have been evaluating how to best incorporate distributed ledger technologies into the food supply chain for years. This interest in blockchain stems from a broader effort to achieve greater transaction efficiency and interoperability between supply chain nodes, while also decreasing the risk of data corruption as goods change hands. The potential of blockchain-based food exchange to enhance inter-organization communication and supply chain transparency continues to drive development of pilot programs. New research is being conducted to shed light on the advantages and maturity of these programs.

FoodLogiQ Labs Meets to Explore Advanced Tech, RFID in the Food Supply Chain


The series of interactive research and development sessions unites FoodLogiQ leaders with partners and customers to test evolving technologies. FoodLogiQ Labs works to leverage these technologies to solve problems and create new possibilities within the food supply chain.

FoodLogiQ customers, partners and affiliated industry-leading organizations recently gathered in Durham, NC for another session of FoodLogiQ Labs. FoodLogiQ launched the innovation lab with these key partners in 2018 to help current and future FoodLogiQ customers capitalize on emerging technologies that meet the growing needs of the food industry. In doing so, FoodLogiQ Labs aims to better equip customers with tools and strategies for enhanced, innovative supply chain management.

FoodLogiQ Takes Main Stage at IFMA’s Chain Operators EXchange


Hundreds of food executives convened in New Orleans this week for IFMA’s Chain Operators EXchange (COEX), the industry’s only conference “created by operators, for operators.” With an agenda packed with content built by a committee of foodservice operator executives, the event showcased pertinent issues operators are facing today.

FoodLogiQ was featured on the main stage this year at COEX along with GS1 US and Ripe.io to discuss the current state of blockchain in foodservice. The session provided an overview of blockchain, addressed several of the common misperceptions about the evolving technology, as well as helped to better differentiate between blockchain and one of the potential use cases for blockchain - traceability.

Smithfield Foods Joins FoodLogiQ Blockchain Consortium Alongside Food Industry Leaders to Explore Transformational Technology

“We’re very pleased that Smithfield has chosen to partner with us on this exciting blockchain initiative,” says Jamie Duke, FoodLogiQ CEO. “The perspective they bring to the table is invaluable.”

FoodLogiQ, the leading SaaS provider of traceability, food safety and supply chain transparency solutions, today announced that Smithfield Foods has joined FoodLogiQ’s Food Industry Blockchain Consortium.  Smithfield, a global food company that is also the world’s largest hog producer and pork processor, together with a host of other food industry leaders including Tyson Foods, AgBiome Innovations, Subway®/Independent Purchasing Cooperative, and Testo, will explore blockchain technology and how it can be beneficial to their respective businesses.

FoodLogiQ Co-Founder Andy Kennedy to Share Blockchain Insight at NC Biotech’s Ag Tech Professional Forum

Kennedy and other tech experts to discuss “Blockchain: The Digital Future of Ag Product Traceability”

On Wednesday, November 14, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will host its quarterly Ag Tech Professional Forum, attracting leaders from our region interested in learning and sharing what’s happening in North Carolina’s ag tech industry. The series, which is held at the Center’s headquarters in Durham, NC, facilitates discussion about North Carolina’s diverse agricultural resources while also providing networking and eng
agement opportunities.