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Sustainable Shrimp Partnership teams up with IBM for traceability

The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has joined the IBM Food Trust ecosystem to help provide traceability of SSP shrimp from farm to fork.


June 21, 2019
By Hatchery International Staff
The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has joined the IBM Food Trust ecosystem

The platform will use blockchain technology to deliver greater accountability and transparency to customers and consumers for every element of SSP premium Ecuadorian farmed shrimp’s production and journey to the consumer plate.

As part of the Food Trust ecosystem, SSP’s members, comprised of responsible shrimp producers based in Ecuador, will enter data about how the shrimp is produced onto the blockchain. Ultimately, retailers around the world will be able to see this data and trace it in every stage so they can ensure the quality of the shrimp they are selling to consumers. SSP plans to enable consumer access via an app, enabling individuals to view provenance data about the shrimp they buy.

Food Trust enables real-time, end-to-end and immutable traceability of a food product to verify supply chain history; and can also provide verification of the shrimp’s SSP qualification– including confirmation it used zero antibiotic, approved and certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Standard. Food Trust provides a secure platform to which data can be uploaded and shared, and can help verify the authenticity of product claims. The technology will be accessible to buyers, retailers and consumers, and allow permissioned parties to have visibility into key product information.

SSP shrimp is produced to the highest social and environmental standards – ASC certified, use of zero antibiotics, and with neutral impact on local water quality. With the introduction of blockchain technology, SSP shrimp will be the first shrimp products on the IBM Food Trust solution.