Trustworthy Traceability of Quality and Safety for Pig Supply Chain Based on Blockchain

  • Yan Yuan
  • Xinliang LiuEmail author
  • Kunming Hong
  • Shaoyi Song
  • Wanlin Gao
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 810)


Pork safety incidents happened frequently in China even if the traditional traceability system was established, which declines the consumers’ confidence rapidly. Thus, this paper aims to explore a trustworthy traceability of quality and safety for the pig supply chain. We then proposed a framework for traceability of pig supply chain based on blockchain. In our research, we found that HACCP is suitable for screening key information in every link of pig supply chain, and GS1 can achieve the series connection of information on the pig supply chain, which reduces the isolated information and increases the transparency of the supply chain. However, information provided by traditional traceability system failed to guarantee the authenticity and credibility because of its hidden troubles such as monopoly, corruption, counterfeit, hacker attack and so on. To tackle this problem, we verified the validity and credibility of pig traceability information by deploying the smart contract on a consortium blockchain and analyzing its operating mechanism from the perspective of consumers.


Pig supply chain Trustworthy traceability Blockchain Smart contract Transparency IoT 



The research presented in this paper is supported by State Key Program for Research and Development of China (2016YFD0401205) and Beijing Science and Technology Program (Z161100001616004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Yuan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xinliang Liu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Kunming Hong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shaoyi Song
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wanlin Gao
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.National Engineering Laboratory for Agri-Product Quality TraceabilityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Computer and Information EngineeringBeijing Technology and Business UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of Information and Electrical EngineeringChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and its Key Laboratory of Agricultural Informatization StandardizationBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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