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October 03, 2018


In Wake of Romaine E. coli Scare, Walmart Deploys Blockchain to Track Leafy Greens:
・How do you know your food is safe to eat?
・This isn’t a question many of us often ask ourselves. But lately, food safety has been in the public eye: 2018 has already seen a large outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce and Salmonella in a number of products from eggs to breakfast cereal.
・Walmart Asks Suppliers of Leafy Greens to Use Blockchain
・Today, Walmart and Sam’s Club sent a letter to suppliers of fresh, leafy greens asking them to trace their products all the way back to the farm using blockchain technology. Suppliers are expected to have all these systems in place by this time next year.

Read Walmart’s open letter to suppliers.
・September 24, 2018
・Dear Leafy Greens Supplier,
・At Walmart, we are committed to providing our customers with safe, affordable foods. As food safety is a shared responsibility, one way in which we achieve this is through collaboration with our suppliers.
That’s why Walmart is today announcing a new, blockchain-enabled Walmart Food Traceability Initiative that will increase transparency in the food system and create shared value for the entire leafy green farm to table continuum.
・As you know, while fresh leafy greens are overwhelmingly safe when you consider per capita consumption rates and they are an important and healthy part of a person’s diet, unfortunately, over the past decade, there have been multiple high profile recalls and outbreaks associated with these types of products. In fact, this year, the United States experienced a large, multistate outbreak of E coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce. All in all, the outbreak resulted in 210 confirmed cases, caused 96 hospitalizations, and tragically 5 deaths. Although the FDA and CDC were able to inform consumers, producers, and retailers that the romaine lettuce associated with illnesses came from the Yuma growing region, in general, health officials and industry professionals were unable to quickly determine which lots were affected and which were not. This resulted in millions of bags and heads of romaine lettuce having to be removed from the market place and a loss of consumer confidence in romaine lettuce, regardless of growing region, as well as negatively affecting the economic livelihood of many, including farmers.

・9/24、ウォルマートがレタスからブロックチェーンを導入するとのニュースリリースを公表しました。すでに、レタスをはじめ青果関連の企業には、「Dear Leafy Greens Supplier」との手紙が発送されており、その中でIBMの技術協力を得て、2019年1月31日までに、ウォルマートが構築したブロックチェーンの手続きを澄ますように要請しています。これにより、来年度、2019年度からウォルマートのレタスを中心に、青果がブロックチェーン化されることになります。今期、「multistate outbreak of E coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce」と、レタスでのO157事件をウォルマートは深刻に受け止めており、この事件で「in 210 confirmed cases, caused 96 hospitalizations, and tragically 5 deaths」、死者も出るなどの被害が発生しています。この問題を根本的に解決するひとつの方法がトレーサビルティの環境を整えることであり、ここにブロックチェーンを活用するとの方針です。結果、これまで7日かかっていた調査がわずか数秒で、正確に産地か、店舗か、食卓かの判断ができるようになるとのことです。世界No.1の規模の小売業が2019年度からブロックチェーンによるトレーサビリティを築くことが確実になったことで、日本の流通業も同様な対応が早急に消費者から求められる事は必至といえ、ブロックチェーンが世界中の流通業界に浸透してゆくことになると思われます。ウォルマートはもちろん、日本の流通業界がとう対応するか、その動向に注目です。


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