Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate Nestlé has partnered with French supermarket chain Carrefour to apply blockchain technology to their GUIGOZ Bio 2 and 3 infant milk range.

By applying the blockchain technology to infant nutrition range, the companies aim to increase transparency on infant products, which parents expect for infant nutrition.

The blockchain initiative within the organic and infant products segment will lead to the establishment of a three-way partnership between Carrefour, Nestlé and Laboratoires Guigoz, makers of the infant milk products GUIGOZ Bio 2 and 3.

Under the partnership, the French company will be offering its expertise on the blockchain technology, while Nestlé will be sharing the supply and production data of GUIGOZ BIO 2 and 3 products. The three-way partnership builds on Carrefour’s Act for Food programme.

This latest success was made possible by IBM Food Trust’s technical solution, based on Blockchain Hyperledger technology.

Through this blockchain technology initiative, Laboratoires Guigoz aims to provide complete transparency across the entire supply chain, from dairy to shelf to further strengthen its relationship and trust between consumers and the brand.

With the initiative, consumers will be able to access all the information about GUIGOZ Bio 2 and 3 products by simply scanning the QR code on the packaging of the product with their smartphone devices.

Infant milk produced by Laboratoires Guigoz, GUIGOZ Bio 2 and 3 will be available via all usual distribution channels, including outside Carrefour stores.

In April, Nestlé and French multinational retailer Carrefour said that they will provide consumers with access to the blockchain data for Mousline purée in France.

This will be the first initiative by the Swiss company to share information about its products through a blockchain platform.

The move is said to be part of Nestlé’s blockchain test projects, ranging from logistics to sustainability, designed to help reinforce trust in food.