FoodChain ID, a provider of technology-enabled food safety, quality, and sustainability solutions, has acquired Viaware, a cloud-based food contact risk assessment and integrated supply-chain-compliance-solutions provider. FoodChain ID is a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners.
Founded in 2013, with headquarters in The Netherlands, Viaware's primary product is FOCOS®, a web-based application that helps businesses in the supply chain to manage and control compliance work and documentation. FOCOS enables food companies to manage packaging products and raw materials compliance, create customized Declarations of Compliance, manage supporting documentation, and communicate with suppliers and customers in a single application. FOCOS integrates with ERP and PLM systems.
FoodChain ID will combine Viaware's FOCOS software with its gComply, gComply Plus, Supply Chain Management, and Praedexi/Horizon Scanning solutions focusing on food contact regulatory compliance, safety, and risk management. These combined services help businesses better understand consumer, legal, and customer requirements. It also allows them to analyze complex regulations, collect supplier evidence to demonstrate compliance, expedite data collection and analysis, manage change, and simplify supplied product compliance risk management.