Rujamar, a leading Spanish producer of cageless eggs, has included blockchain technology in its production process with an initial investment of 235,000 euroes. The first phase of the changeover process will include medium and large eggs in a production line with 120,000 hens. Their forecast is really inspiring: Rujamar plans to extend this system to their entire production, 1.2 million animals.
Each egg is coded with a number that identifies both the type of production system and the origin. For the former, it will appear information about all the variables that have been measured: the laying of the egg, storage time, age of the hens, and so on. For the latter, it will include country, estate, city, farm, … In other words: Máximum transparency.
With this recognition, customers are informed in real time through a QR code that they only need to scan with a smartphone. According to Ruben Martínez, Rujamar CEO, the code could help in the event of a food safety alert and quickly detect a suspicious batch.