Fairfield, IA & Chicago, IL (date) – FoodChain ID, based in Fairfield, Iowa will be a featured vendor at the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s State pavilion at the 2018 International Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo to be held in Chicago July 15-18.
The IFT Food Expo is the single most important event for professionals involved in food science and technology. It brings together the industry’s largest collection of ingredients, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers under one roof.
Formerly known as Genetic ID Group, the company was started by a microbiology professor at Iowa’s Maharishi University of Management in 1986. Once established, the company moved to an office in Fairfield, Iowa, which still serves as its global headquarters.
“Foodchain ID is a tremendous success story,” said Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. “They grew out of a local university incubator into a leading global company – proving Iowa has the right talent pool and business environment for innovation to thrive.”
Not long after its inception, Foodchain ID quickly became a world leader. A pioneer in PCR-based analysis of DNA in food and agricultural products, FoodChain ID helps companies achieve regulatory compliance and validate claims.
As the industry developed and both consumers and government regulators began to call for greater food transparency, it added complementary food safety and verification services such as Non-GMO Project Verification. The company’s Non-GMO certification is now the most widely recognized global standard for certifying Non-GMO food production operations in the world.
In fact, since 2007, as the founding technical administrator for the Non-GMO Project and co-developer of its product verification program, FoodChain ID has verified the majority of the Non-GMO Project Verified market in North America—over 50,000 products representing thousands of brands, manufacturers, processors, growers, distributors, packers, and exporters.
As food safety standards were put into place worldwide, global companies were required to navigate an increasingly regulated food economy. To meet this need, FoodChain ID offered key GFSI-benchmarked food safety and food quality certifications including SQF, BRC, GlobalG.A.P. and ISO 22000.
This demand for higher levels of transparency, accountability, safety and sustainability have fueled FoodChain ID’s growth. The company now has offices in the U.S., U.K., Brazil, Germany and Italy serving over 30,000 clients globally. Most recently, the company acquired BioAgricert, an Italian-based company that specializes in worldwide certification of organic foods, which is a high-demand market segment.
Looking forward, Foodchain ID estimates having over 31,000 global clients by the close of 2018.
About FoodChain ID
FoodChain ID, previously known as FoodChain ID Group, until recently was comprised of three divisions, Genetic ID, Cert ID, and FoodChain ID Non-GMO Project verification. In an effort to increase the depth and breadth of its offerings and enhance customer service, the business is now rebranded as FoodChain ID. FoodChain ID provides integrated food safety and food quality solutions that address the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving food industry. Serving more than 30,000 clients in over 100 countries with a market-leading portfolio of testing, inspection, certification and consulting services, FoodChain ID helps companies navigate an increasingly regulated global food economy demanding higher levels of transparency, accountability, safety and sustainability.