U.S – FoodChain ID, a leading provider of technology-enabled food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions, has assumed ownership of Promag, a leading food and feed safety certification solutions provider in the Benelux region of the European Union.
With more than 35 years of experience, Promag has become a key player in the animal nutrition and farming sector in Belgium and France and is a perfect complement to FoodChain ID’s operations in Benelux, France, and Germany.
“This acquisition is a strong strategic fit with FoodChain ID’s technical services, testing, and food safety business. It broadens the range of solutions we can provide customers in the critical greater Benelux region that keep the food supply chain safe, compliant, and transparent,” explains Brad Riemenapp, CEO, FoodChain ID.
Promag was founded in 1977 by Noel Maes, and is currently the leader in certification for feed and agricultural products in the European Union.
It has also partnered with public authorities, associations, producer groups, operators, and labs to provide invaluable food safety services and certifications to accredited standards.
Serving over 30,000 customers in over 100 countries with a market-leading portfolio of testing, inspection, certification, and compliance solutions, FoodChain ID helps companies navigate the increasingly regulated global food economy with greater transparency, accountability, safety, and sustainability.
It also recently acquired BCGlobal, a leading provider of database subscription services delivering timely and accurate information on the constantly changing global regulatory requirements impacting the trade of food, beverage, and agricultural products.
BCGlobal, formerly the regulatory intelligence and software division of Bryant Christie Inc., has developed the gold standard in agricultural commodity regulatory trade information validated by governments and leading private corporations.
This easy-to-use software enables users to identify and compare international regulation standards quickly.
In addition, FoodChain acquired Verdant, a leader in consulting, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products, and development services. FoodChain ID is a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners.
Verdant utilizes deep domain expertise and innovative technologies to automate compliance and product development for many of the world’s leading brands in consumer-packaged goods, food and beverage, and specialty chemical, supporting their digital transformations through the advanced use of technology and data.