Brazil close to complete blockchain project in traceability
The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce is close to completing a blockchain project that aims to enhance traceability and increase trust in the country’s halal food supply chain. According to Salaam Gateway, the platform aims to provide a reference for the Muslim world when they want more information about Brazil’s halal producers or when they want to connect with these companies. "We will first implement the blockchain system inside halal meat processing plants, to track the supply chain from the farm until shipment. We will involve two entities– the Ministry of Agriculture as the entity that issues health certificates as well as halal food certifying centres. After that, we will invite some logistics companies to be part of the project. We want customers to have our application so that they can see the whole procedure from farm to table on their smartphones. We are not concerned about payment terms, only about the guarantee of the halal product," explained Tamer Mansour, secretary-general of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.
The ultimate goal is to increase confidence in Brazil’s halal produce and supply chain, which along with the country’s meat industry took a beating in 2017 following the revelation of corruption in the “Operation Weak Flesh” probe. The project is in testing phase and is expected to become operational in two months.
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