Global ID Group, Fairfield, Iowa, rebranded as FoodChain ID, effective immediately, comprised of three divisions—Genetic ID, CertID and FoodChain ID.
"This satisfies a need expressed by our largest customers time and again, which is to be able to utilize the services of all three divisions via a single point of contact," says Brad Riemenapp, the newly appointed chief executive officer. "The move to one brand not only enhances the customer experience, but [also] streamlines our sales, marketing and communications efforts."
The former Global ID Group maintains 20-plus years offering specialized services for the food, beverage, ingredient and food component (i.e. grain) industries, spanning the entire food supply chain. As FoodChain ID, the company can work more collaboratively with clients to offer testing and validation, food safety and consumer label claim services.
"In today's new food economy, our clients must meet growing consumer and regulatory demand for greater visibility, transparency and sustainability," says Riemenapp. "As a result, our clients are under intense pressure to produce at the highest standards, which requires insight into every aspect of the supply chain."
Since 2007, FoodChain ID has verified a majority of the Non-GMO Project Verified market in North America—over 50,000 products representing thousands of brands, manufacturers, processors, growers, distributors, packers and exporters.
With nearly 50% of these Non-GMO clients also requesting organic certifications, the company acquired BioAgricert, Italy.
BioAgriCert's leadership position in organic certification combined with FoodChain ID's leadership position in Non-GMO verification further strengthens FoodChain ID's position in providing independent third-party labeling claims.
The ability to offer these certifications with other key GFSI-benchmarked food safety and food quality certifications such as SQF, BRC, GlobalG.A.P. and FSSC 22000 allows FoodChain ID's clients the ability to single-source their needs under one roof.