Partnership with Warem to develop NIR solutions for food quality control in Latin America
Chemometric Brain has signed an agreement with Warem, a leading company in technological equipment and innovation in Peru, to create and implement models for the authentication of raw materials in Latin America.
The models on which Chemometric Brain's software is based facilitate the analysis of any ingredient or final product and allow its comparison with correct samples of the same ingredients in product libraries.
Chemometric Brain operates on a secure digital platform in the cloud, accessible from anywhere in the world, which already has more than 1,000,000 NIR spectra. This platform connects model creators (laboratories, technology centers, universities...), hardware manufacturers and model users (raw material suppliers, food companies...).
Warem, in collaboration with universities from Lima, will work with Chemometric Brain in the creation and implementation of both quantitative models (which determine the physicochemical properties of food) and qualitative models (which certify the conformity of samples with respect to previous batches).
Wiliam Trujillo, Innovation and Development Advisor at Warem, explains that "with this joint collaboration we want to make Warem’s experience in the field of spectroscopy available to food companies to facilitate and improve quality control and food safety".
The objective of this collaboration is to expand the number and variety of models available in Chemometric Brain. We aim at extending quality control to some of the most produced, consumed and exported foods in Peru and other Latin American countries, mainly local fruits and vegetables (mangos, blueberries, avocados...) as well as ingredients used in the dairy industry, one of the most affected by fraud in the region.
Jacob Kristensen, Vice President of Digital Quality at Chemometric Brain, states: "The food industry is facing new challenges in global supply chains that require different solutions. NIR technology is today's most effective and accessible tool, and platform collaboration is crucial to the availability of solutions for the benefit of the entire food industry and, ultimately, the consumer."
Quantitative and qualitative analyses provided by Chemometric Brain's software can be performed in-house, without the need for external laboratories, specialized personnel or big investments. They enable the analysis of all samples, from incoming raw materials to the final product; facilitate supplier control and ensure product quality, consistency and conformity throughout the entire supply chain.
Chemometric Brain and Warem partnership has been featured by national and international media highlighting the potential to extend and improve food quality control in Latin America.