FoodChain ID, a Fairfield, Iowa-based portfolio company of Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC portfolio company, acquired Decernis LLC, Washington, D.C.

Decernis delivers global compliance and risk management systems and services, including horizon scanning and predictive analytics based on artificial intelligence, speed-to-market with recipe clearance, supply chain management and reference databases for the food, consumer products and chemical sectors. Decernis also maintains a regional office in Germany.

“Decernis, with its global clients and coverage, is a strong strategic fit for FoodChain ID, strengthening our customer base and building on our global profile, domain expertise and agrifood industry leadership,” says Brad Riemenapp, chief executive officer of FoodChain ID. “With Decernis, we are adding scale to our U.S. business and expanding our targeted portfolio through new technology-enabled supply chain compliance and claim verification services. We look forward to working with the Decernis team to drive growth and meet the growing demand for food safety services.”

“Since our founding, we have set out to bring innovative technology and expert knowledge, and have worked with our international governmental partners to support product compliance on a worldwide basis and make the task easier for manufacturers, brand-owners and retailers,” adds Andrew (Pat) Waldo, chief executive officer of Decernis. “By joining FoodChain ID, we will add the resources, certification, international profile and expanded client base we need to take our business to the next level.”