Decernis LLC, Washington, D.C., announced plans to acquire USP's food fraud database.

The food fraud database, launched by USP, Washington, D.C., in 2012, helps food manufacturers, retailers and other stakeholders make informed decisions about the vulnerability of their food ingredients to economically motivated adulteration. This supports FSMA and GFSI compliance by providing information on the pattern and history of food fraud and the identification of potentially hazardous adulterants.

"We are very pleased to have found an appropriate home for the food fraud database, which hundreds of companies depend on to help support their efforts to prevent food adulteration," says Salah Kivlighn, senior vice president, global strategic marketing and program for USP.

"Decernis is very pleased that our company has been chosen as the new home for this important resource," adds Andrew (Pat) Waldo, chief executive officer of Decernis. “Like USP, Decernis is committed to the mission of product safety, and we believe the food fraud database has significant runway for expansion through Decernis' existing platforms, allowing us to scale this important capability and help combat intentional food adulteration."