Our company started as part of iDecisionSciences(iDS), a Seattle-based consulting practice — whose principals first came to the produce food safety scene in 2006 following the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with spinach.
In the ensuing years, iDS worked closely with national and regional produce associations to develop food safety best practices and metrics for leafy greens as well as other major produce commodities. Out of this work, iFoodDecisionSciences, Inc. was launched to provide software solutions that produce companies need to manage the extensive data requirements of their food safety programs.
iFoodDecisionSciences (iFoodDS) was formed in 2013
in recognition of the industry’s need to move beyond static safety records to a dynamic platform that could enable proactive safety practices and real-time management of risks across the food supply chain for operations of any scale.
In 2020 the company acquired HarvestMark, known in the fresh foods industry as the leading provider of food traceability software and quality insight solutions with more than 22 US patents.
The combined company now offers a comprehensive food supply chain platform for food safety, traceability and quality management. iFoodDS enables hundreds of participants across the global food supply chain – grower/shippers, packers, processors, distributors, foodservice and grocery retailers – to optimize the safety, quality and value of their offerings with real-time supply chain visibility and the confidence they are supporting industry best practices.
This is ultimately about the consumer. iFoodDS software systems promote the advancement of continuous food safety and quality improvements on the farm, in processing facilities and throughout the supply chain so consumers can reach for these healthy foods with confidence.