Internet of Things Platform for Transparency and Traceability of Food Supply Chain

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2019 IEEE 10th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, IEMCON 2019


© 2019 IEEE. The Internet of things (IoT) platform can provide product provenance (information that traces a product to its origin) in the food supply chain (FSC). This empowers consumers with the information and opportunity to make the most informed decision. Integrating IoT technology with blockchain can make FSC transparent, making it more productive by providing trustworthy and secure information to both consumers and relevant parties. This paper proposes an architecture of a blockchain- enabled IoT platform to replace the third party present in the FSC, which would authorize the product data. This platform will ensure that the product data collected through sensors from each stage of the supply chain is legitimate and adheres to terms agreed by all parties involved in the system. We present a case study to support the idea of accessible IoT technology being used to create a data network. It details which different technologies that can be used in IoT platform and how it supports the proposed architecture. We show how blockchain can be used in tangent with IoT technologies in order to modernize and optimize the standard FSC.

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