FoodChain ID acquires Verdant


DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 7, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – FoodChain ID, a leading provider of food safety, quality and sustainability technology solutions, has acquired Verdant, a leading consultancy, Software-as-a – Service products (SaaS) and development services. FoodChain ID is a holding company of Berkshire Partners.

Verdant uses deep domain expertise and innovative technologies to automate compliance and product development for many of the world’s leading brands of consumer goods, food and beverage, and specialty chemicals, supporting their digital transformations through advanced use of technology and data.

“With a focus on compliance automation, enterprise application consulting and product lifecycle management (PLM) integration, Verdant fits perfectly into FoodChain ID’s strategic framework. . We are confident that Verdant will accelerate our ability to meet the needs of our customers with technology-based services. “, notes Brad Riemenapp, CEO of FoodChain ID.

Verdant is a managed services-focused company that provides customized software integration and development, implementation, consulting and technical support services to businesses working with both on-premise and in-market software systems. cloud. The company has a deep understanding and expertise in the food and beverage industry and is recognized for recognizing precisely how businesses can best use technology. Its proprietary cloud-based solutions include the COG Integration Service which enables rapid deployment of SaaS services in PLMs. Its AI-powered digital formulation workshop enables food companies to streamline the food product development process.

“Much like FoodChain ID, Verdant focuses on the people element of technology projects and will enable our customers to integrate key systems with less time, money and effort,” said Riemenapp.

About Verdant

Verdant is focused on improving innovation, quality and commercialization capabilities by transforming the way businesses take advantage of technology. Verdant is a trusted partner with leading CPG brands, providing industry-specific advisory and professional services coupled with innovative technology and product offerings. Visit for more information.

About FoodChain ID

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., FoodChain ID has a global presence and provides food safety, quality and sustainability technology solutions that address the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly evolving food industry. Serving more than 30,000 customers in more than 100 countries with a portfolio of industry-leading testing, inspection, certification and compliance solutions, FoodChain ID helps businesses navigate the global food economy over in addition regulated with higher levels of transparency, accountability, safety and sustainability. Founded as a pioneer in the GMO food identification industry, the company’s services now include clean label, food safety and sustainability claims; food safety certifications; regulatory compliance solutions; and tests. Visit for more information.

About Berkshire Partners
Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based company, has 35 years of investment history. Berkshire Private Equity has made over 135 private equity investments since its inception and has a strong history of partnering with management teams to grow the companies in which it invests. Stockbridge, the company’s private equity business, was founded in 2007 and seeks to make private equity investments in high quality companies with a strong competitive position and long term growth prospects. The company invests in business services and technology, communications, consumers, healthcare and industrial enterprises. For more information and to view the full list of the company’s private equity investments, visit

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