FoodLogiQ Launches API Platform to Connect Food Chain
Food industry can utilize FoodLogiQ’s platform to centralize IoT, blockchain data
FoodLogiQ has announced the launch of its API as a Service offering within FoodLogiQ’s Connect platform. FoodLogiQ is now positioned as the centralized technology hub for the food supply chain.
FoodLogiQ enables its customers to achieve end-to-end traceability while supporting safe and high quality food products across the supply chain. The data being gathered in FoodLogiQ’s platform - from critical tracking events, quality incidents and market withdrawals to product attributes, compliance documentation and supplier data - will now connect with other advanced technologies in the food industry.
“By connecting the data our customers are gathering in FoodLogiQ with other platforms serving the food industry, our customers will achieve supply chain visibility unlike any other in the industry,” said Dean Wiltse, CEO of FoodLogiQ.
“Whether it is a consumer-facing loyalty app, temperature monitoring sensors, inventory management platforms or grocery delivery services, the food industry requires a centralized technology platform to connect these many complex data sources and reduce redundancies through integrations. FoodLogiQ is that platform,” said Wiltse.
To transform, modernize and automate the food supply chain, FoodLogiQ is actively integrating with IoT platforms and advanced technologies sweeping the globally connected supply chain. Current strategic priorities for FoodLogiQ’s API service offering include:
Temperature and Location Monitoring: Thanks to advances in IoT, food service professionals can use probes and sensors to monitor the status of their products all while collecting real-time data throughout the transportation process. The FoodLogiQ Connect platform will allow food safety professionals to monitor product from start to finish, ensuring that standards are always met. With real-time data constantly transmitted, food that doesn’t meet temperature standards is instantly identified and discarded before it has a chance to cause harm. This type of data will be included within the traceability data record housed within the FoodLogiQ platform.
Blockchain: This blossoming technology enables companies to build a blockchain network and allows its participants to transfer data between each other by submitting transactions. These transactions are then recorded in an immutable ledger within the blockchain. Building off of the Hyperledger Fabric, FoodLogiQ will enable its customers to share data in the blockchain whether its critical tracking events for farm-to-fork traceability or documents associated with their suppliers.
Data Pools: Data pools allow companies to access accurate, real-time data sharing and product information updates between trading partners. FoodLogiQ will integrate with the GS1 Global Data Synchronisation Network® (GDSN®), a network of interoperable data pools enabling collaborating users to securely synchronise master data based on GS1 standards.
Business Intelligence: Supply chain data is only as powerful as the intelligence and operational efficiencies it drives. Wrapping all of this data into the platform, FoodLogiQ will enable its customers to detect anomalies in the supply chain, enable complete operational monitoring, and better spot troubling trends with Statistical Process Control (SPC).
Food Quality and Auditing Technology: From pathogens to pesticides, there has never been a greater need to understand what is in your food - and more importantly - what shouldn’t be. From rapid pathogen testing to DNA testing, FoodLogiQ will also centralize food quality data working with other technology providers in this area.
“The food industry is plagued with data from disparate and disconnected sources,” said Wiltse. “We can now empower our customers by working with other great technology companies in this industry to provide a convenient, secure and centralized hub for the food supply chain.”