Ripe Technology, INC - better known as ripe.io - says it is on a mission to bring transparency by digitizing the entire food supply chain with data taken at soil and seed level all the way to data captured at consumption.
The innovative startup that incorporates blockchain tech into the food industry, has announced a partnership with FlavorWiki, another innovator helping the food and beverage industry evaluate consumer perception with a unique digital sensory platform.
Ripe.io says it will have access to the FlavorWiki platform for flavor, texture and aroma data acquisition and analysis, with FlavorWiki's full suite of data attributes captured and stored onto the ripe.io blockchain-based platform.
'Accuracy and consistency'
"We are delighted to partner with FlavorWiki as our exclusive provider of flavor data and intelligence," said Riccardo Accolla, director of Food Science at ripe.io. "For all consumers, taste is the most important driver in our food choices, and FlavorWiki brings the most agile, consumer-centered platform to collect flavor perception and preference data, with no compromise on accuracy and consistency," he added.
Ripe.io is the only distributed ledger provider in the food and beverage industry with a dedicated flavor partner helping to bring consumer preference information into its systems.
For confectioners, food producers and sellers, the major benefit of the partnership will be to understand if and how different soil, seasons, processing and transportation conditions impact consumers taste perception and preference.
Collecting flavor data adds the last and critical step to achieve full transparency from ‘farm to fork’. In turn, improved food supply chain transparency could lead to production of better tasting foods, the joint statement said.