Data firm signs up the big supermarkets

FOOD SUPPLY data firm Authenticate Information Systems has tracked its 75,000th product and is now working with over 4,000 food businesses in 69 countries.

The Harrogate-based business is working with a growing numbers of farmers, raw materials processors, food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to gather and share food transparency information on its cloud-based platform.

The platform is able to show a product’s journey from its place of origin through to the consumer. The firm is growing rapidly as the UK’s leading supermarkets have started to use the service.

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The company aims to sign up over 1,000 members after 12 months of rapid growth.

The digital platform enables food companies to demonstrate total transparency, allowing them to map and manage data flow throughout their entire supply chain so ensuring the highest possible levels of compliance and risk evaluation.

Working with businesses throughout the food sector, including many of the best-known food retailers and manufacturers, Authenticate IS said it has established itself as the UK’s leading authority in food supply chain software, mapping and data. Rather than simply looking at direct suppliers, it claims to be the only platform which provides a single, integrated, collaborative network giving complete traceability throughout the supply chain, providing visibility of the origins of every single product component.

Paul Marples, CEO of Authenticate IS, said: “By moving their compliance procedure to Authenticate IS, food companies now have all of the product information they need at their fingertips. They can easily track every ingredient via a dynamic digital system which maps risk areas.”