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Commodities - NOVEMBER 11, 2019

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UPS and HerdX deliver blockchain-verified beef from U.S. to Japan

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UPS has collaborated with HerdX, a U.S.-based agritech solutions provider, to deliver blockchain-verified traced beef from a U.S. farm to Japan. The delivery represents a significant step forward in quality assurance and traceability in the beef industry.

As consumers demand to know more about the food they consume, the market for traceability and verification tools has increased. Technology companies, government agencies and academic institutions have been working to standardize the process, but no known global standard exists to date.

UPS and HerdX collaborated to develop tracking and traceability technology that improves quality assurance for beef products being shipped internationally. UPS created a customized, integrated visibility tool that plugs into HerdX’s blockchain technology, providing live updates and data points throughout the journey.

“Blockchain verification for international air freight shipments is complex and requires a great amount of exp

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