Solution

Complete solution for all participants of the food supply chain

Components

TE-FOOD is not only a platform provider. As we work with several companies in a supply chain, we know that all of them have different levels of technological readiness, so we provide all possible elements of traceability, and they can pick the ones they are missing.

Object identification

Tracked physical objects (individual items and batches) need to be identified throughout the supply chain.

Security seals are used to identify livestock, barns, crates, pallets, transports, bins, etc.

To present proper food history data to consumers, food producers always have to face the challenge of product serialization: Printing item or batch level serialized QR codes on the retail products, and connect the serials with the historical data of that item/batch.

TE-FOOD provides product serialization solutions from low volume to industrial scale.


Data capture

Capturing an ID of a batch, attaching event information to the ID (even beyond the basic What, When, Where, Why questions), and connecting these IDs throughout the supply chain is necessary to keep the integrity of the information.

In case supply chain companies have local legacy systems (ERP, farm management), they can use our API, or send the event data in the form of Excel files. Our interfaces can accept GS1 EPCIS format as input, and we can also provide it as an output.

If supply chain companies don’t have such possibility, or they don’t collect the necessary data, they can use our B2B mobile app, which enables a quick and efficient way to collect information about their events (through forms, photos and videos).


Data storage

Blockchain is a distributed, unmodifiable, secure ledger for storing any kind of data and business logic.

TE-FOOD's blockchain, the FoodChain is a secure and scalable solution to store all traceability data in a decentralized, permissioned way.

The FoodChain is amongst the 15 biggest blockchains in terms of daily operation volume, containing the history of millions of food products around the world.


Data processing

Often, companies need to process the data to enable themselves or their suppliers to follow custom protocols. These protocols enable the supply chain to control the events, not only monitor them. Examples:

  • the system notifies a farmer that they can’t make a harvest event within X weeks of a pesticide treatment
  • a retailer can not receive a transport of fresh produce if the harvest date was before a certain number of days
  • a food processing company should not transport out more products than they received.

There can be many similar custom control points embedded in the processes.

Product recall process is another data processing feature, which helps to identify the source of a contaminated product, as well as to identify the premises where products from the same source are held, and contacting them to remove the affected products.


Data presentation

TE-FOOD enables food supply chains to present the food history information to the consumers. Consumers can use TE-FOOD's white label consumer mobile app, but our QR codes can be read by any 2D bar code scanning app, and consumers can see the product history on a custom, web based landing page.

TE-FOOD's mobile app is available for Android and IOS.

Branded consumer app example: Auchan mobile app

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