Back in May, FDA launched a technology traceability challenge with the goal of promoting innovation in the development of scalable and affordable traceability technology tools for food operations of all sizes. Today, the agency announced the winning teams and their technologies:
- FarmTabs. Free, downloadable software run on Microsoft Excel to aid small and mid-size farmers manage records for traceability/ farm-related metrics.
- Freshly. Traceability and batch-tracking software for small businesses (including retailers, manufacturers and distributors).
- HeavyConnect. Cloud-based digital traceability and compliance documentation solutions, including a mobile app for producers to capture data in the field and share it across the supply chain.
- ItemChain. Item-level traceability to each party in the supply chain.
- Kezzler. Solution uses self-service portals to generate item-level identifiers and associate homogenized datasets at the grower level through mobile applications.
- Mojix. Uses industry standards to link traceability events for each item or lot throughout the supply chain in an open data network.
- OpsSmart. Cloud-based traceability software solution for food safety, recall management, and traceability in a complex supply chain.
- Precise’s. Traceability Suite that provides end-to-end supply chain tracking to all segments of the food market, using geospatial, machine learning and IoT technologies.
- Roambee/GSM/Wiliot’s. Solution uses low-cost IoT sensor tags in with shipment visibility and verification technologies for end-to-end traceability.
- Rfider. Software-as-a-service that captures, secures and shares critical event data along supply chains to consumers.
- TagOne. A role-based data capture framework that updates an open source blockchain platform, and uses industry standards to ensure interoperability, and ease of use and data security.
- Wholechain. Supply chain traceability system that uses blockchain technology to trace products back to the original source.
The videos submitted by each winning company are available on FDA’s webpage that announces the winners.