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Smart Contract to Traceability of Food Social Selling

Cristian Valencia-Payan*, José Fernando Grass-Ramírez, Gustavo Ramirez-Gonzalez, Juan Carlos Corrales

University of Cauca, Calle 5 #4-70, 190003, Popayan-Cauca, Colombia

* Corresponding Author: Cristian Valencia-Payan. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 74(3), 4703-4728.


Traditionally, food sustainability has been considered solely in the stage of agricultural production. However, globalization, the expansion of the food production industry, and the emergence of supermarket chains that control the retail food market require specific significant changes in supply chains in the food sector and, therefore, we need to address the economic, social, and environmental impacts of these events. On the other hand, social selling has increased rapidly in recent years, with a further boom, following current events related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This explosion of social sales, where there are usually no control and regulation entities, can bring problems associated with mishandling items. In this paper, we expose how Blockchain technology supports the traceability of social sales by validating the data provided by the chain participants such as digital health passports, production and transport data in the sale process; the proposed solution generates recommendations on product management considering the agreements previously made by the network actors. To evaluate the proposed smart contracts, we use Hyperledger Caliper, obtaining an average throughput of 12.6 transactions per second and an average latency of 0.3 s for the asset update process. We also use a study case to evaluate the proposed project platform’s selling-transport stage using Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.


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C. Valencia-Payan, J. F. Grass-Ramírez, G. Ramirez-Gonzalez and J. C. Corrales, "Smart contract to traceability of food social selling," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 74, no.3, pp. 4703–4728, 2023.

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