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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Food Traceability Solutions out of 408
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 408 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 FoodTech startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 403 food traceability solutions, get in touch.
Nutrasign develops a Blockchain-based Food Tracing Solution
Tracking food from farm to table is important to support the accurate withdrawal or recall of unsafe food, among other factors. Most food tracking systems today rely on individual tracking systems used in each stage of the supply chain, often leading to incorrect or incomplete data. To avoid problems related to tracking data, startups are using blockchain technology to securely and reliably track the entire food supply chain from a single point.
Spanish startup Nutrasign develops a blockchain-based food tracing solution that provides visibility from field to fork. The platform FoodTrack creates a unique, secure, and immutable digital record of each product, allowing users to identify a production batch and its path in a very short timeframe. The benefits of the platform include compliance with import and export regulations, improving brand image, and contamination mitigation, among others.
Chain Trace Systems develops a Subscription-based Food Tracing Platform
Food supply chains are highly globalized with raw ingredients grown in one country, processed in another, and sold in a third country. This movement of goods makes it difficult to trace the origin of products or batches of specific ingredients used in the final food products. This is why startups are providing food tracing applications that give more visibility into the origin of products in a quick and precise manner.
Romanian startup Chain Trace Systems develops a B2B subscription-based food tracing platform. The features of FoodTrace include the digital recording of production, processing and logistics information, automated quality inspection, continuous monitoring of data, and more. Further, the solution improves cold chain traceability using geographic location service and real-time temperature monitoring of stocks of refrigerated or frozen products.
VeeMee facilitates Digital Food Traceability
Tracing food along the supply chain is a growing trend in the industry. It not only serves to monitor food quality but also reduces expenditure and food waste. However, current solutions for food traceability require specific software that is not freely accessible thus reducing the transparency of the supply chain. To address this issue, startups are creating scannable tags containing all the manufacturer’s information which can be scanned by any person to access.
Croatian startup VeeMee develops a digital food traceability platform using QR codes to store information. The QR code contains a variety of information about the manufacturer or company such as basic information, contacts, certificates, testimonials, social network marketing, and more. Additionally, the startup maintains a database of products and their producers, certificates, capacities, and partners. The transparency provided by the database helps reduce food waste through smart logistics by helping suppliers coordinate the transfer of goods and their returns in supply chains.
Traqfood develops a Food Traceability App
Knowing the origin of ingredients is essential for restaurants to maintain their health and safety certifications. However, most restaurants rely on handwritten notes and other mechanical tracking systems which are inefficient and prone to errors. Because, currently, food tracing is time-consuming thus creating additional problems in busy restaurant environments. This is why startups are creating applications to digitize the processes of food tracing.
French startup Traqfood digitizes food product labels. Its food traceability app saves photos of labels, which are then easy to find during hygiene service checks. This way, the application also makes hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) monitoring and planning more efficient. Additionally, information such as batch numbers and allergens that make up a dish is available in a single click which saves time for kitchens.
TE-FOOD provides End-to-End Food Traceability Solutions
Many countries require companies to disclose food traceability information. This assists authorities to recall contaminated food, mitigate risks to consumers, and save time and money. Despite this, deploying food tracing solutions is not feasible for many companies, meaning their entry into many markets globally is gated. To overcome this challenge, startups are creating entry-level food traceability solutions.
Hungarian startup TE-FOOD develops blockchain-based traceability solutions to enable track & trace for food products. Its TE-FOOD lite food traceability app tracks batches of food products using QR codes. The increased visibility of food information improves brand recognition and meets import regulations of international markets, thereby assisting smaller scale companies to reach a broader customer base.
Discover more FoodTech Startups
Food startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on digital food management, quality management, as well as sustainable sourcing. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the food industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more food technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free FoodTech Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.