$3.75B Food Safety Company Enlists Blockchain Startup to Track Sourcing

Neogen Corporation, a publicly-traded food safety company with a $3.75 billion market cap, looks to food industry blockchain startup Ripe Technology to track supply chains.

According to the press release, the two companies are going to work together to use blockchain as a permanent, immutable means to record the whole production process of food consumption and livestock. 

The new partnership

Neogen is an international food safety company that provides test kits and relevant products to detect dangerous substances in food, while Ripe was launched in 2017 and seeks to improve food confidence.

John Adent,CEO Neogen, said in the press statement that:

“Blockchain technology has a lot to offer both our food safety diagnostic and animal genomic customers, as the technology permanently connects a tremendous amount of potentially critical data, including results from Neogen’s tests, to a food product or animal.

Raja Ramachandran, CEO of Ripe Technology (ripe.io) holds a belief that its company’s animal diagnostics and DNA expertise can bring transparency and authenticity on food supply chain. He thinks this will change the food industry and improve food safety for consumption to a whole new level. 

Companies globally working to improve food safety with blockchain

As reported a few months ago, IBM announced a collaboration with Raw Seafoods to digitize the supply chain for scallops sourced from the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery via the IBM Blockchain Platform. Nestlé has also revealed plans for bringing blockchain to its product sourcing process.

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