Block.IS Innovator – Rustichella d’Abruzzo


Rustichella d’Abruzzo, found deep in the Vestine hills, takes its origins from the old pasta factory, Gaetano Sergiacomo. Founded in Penne in 1924, it wanted to conserve the tradition of homemade production, focusing on special and regional shapes to go beyond the boundaries of Abruzzo.

In the family firm Rustichella d’Abruzzo, the best durum wheat semolina is selected and mixed with mountain water with the same care and tradition of the past. The exclusive bronze mold gives the pasta its special coarseness, which makes it better absorb sauces and improve any type of recipe.

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Italy is the largest producer of pasta in the world with 3.3 million tons per year. The quality of the pasta is paramount for the competitiveness of this important European industry and depends mainly on the quality of wheat. To defend the Made in Italy, therefore, the goal is not only to make good pasta but also to cultivate quality durum wheat. The certification of the supply chain becomes a key tool to propose a quality product and ask for a premium price remaining competitive with respect to low-quality products.

The objective of the project is the installation of a “pilot system” for pasta value chain traceability leveraging blockchain technology as a mean to collect and store data on the “history” of pasta, exportable in the cloud and use them in the post-production commercial chain, up to the final customer. The final objective is to track all the data related to the production, distribution and retail phases in order to improve the overall efficiency of the quality control process of the product and to certify it to the end customers.

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