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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.

FoodLogiQ, Subway®/IPC, and GS1 US Join Forces to Present on Blockchain at National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Restaurant Innovation Summit in Dallas


The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Restaurant Innovation Summit is underway in Dallas, TX, where FoodLogiQ’s Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer Katy Jones and Chief Technology Officer Charles Irizarry will take the stage today at 10 am, alongside Lucelena Angarita, Director of Supply Chain Traceability at Subway®/Independent Purchasing Cooperative, and Kevin Otto, Senior Director, Industry Engagement-Foodservice at GS1 US.  The foursome will present “Blockchain in the Kitchen,” sharing a comprehensive explanation of blockchain technology, focusing on the transparency blockchain offers, and sharing opportunities for restaurant operators to put it to work in their own supply chains.

FoodLogiQ Attends GroceryShop, an Inaugural Event Focused on Digital Transformation in Grocery and CPG


This week marked the premiere of the inaugural “GroceryShop Conference,” a one-of-a-kind innovation event exploring disruptive trends, technologies and business models in grocery and consumer packaged goods (CPG).  FoodLogiQ’s own JP Gutierrez, vice president of strategic initiatives, shared a bird’s-eye view of the conference from the showroom floor.

IPC/Subway® Talks Traceability and Blockchain at Upcoming Food Industry Events

Lucelena Angarita, Director of Supply Chain Traceability at IPC/Subway®, will present at upcoming National Restaurant Association (NRA) events on the value of traceability and how it can mitigate risks, both for the consumer and for the business brand.

True farm-to-fork traceability has many benefits for stakeholders throughout the food supply chain, from the grower, to the distribution center, the retailer, restaurant, and ultimately, the consumer.  It’s also a key component of blockchain, an emerging technology that has gained worldwide interest because of its potential to solve a variety of business problems.  A by-product of the discussion around blockchain is the awareness of the need for companies to automate their recordkeeping and traceability systems and to eliminate the manual, often paper-based processes that slow down traceability.

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