Check Organic: THE GLOBAL ORGANIC INTEGRITY PLATFORM
What is it?
Check Organic is a cloud platform that detects fraud within organic supply chains.
Why do we need a global organic integrity platform?
The food industry has changed dramatically over the past decades. Today, criminal fraudsters make big profits by selling less valuable, conventional products as high-quality organic ones. As this development endangers the integrity and credibility of the entire organic sector, international and local fraud prevention tools such as Check Organic are required.
Who can use it?
Organic farmers, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers, retailers and certification bodies as well as industry bodies: all supply chain actors striving for organic integrity can contribute to and benefit from the Check Organic platform. Furthermore, the tool can be implemented by authorities and governments to increase organic integrity within and across borders.
Why should you use it?
If you grow, manufacture, sell or certify organic products, you know about the value of the organic brand. It’s credibility, however, is at risk, because it attracts food fraudsters who sell cheap conventional products as pricy organic ones. Dishonesty can only be fought with honesty; deception can only be tackled by transparency. By providing certification and transaction data to our secure platform, participants join in the fight against organic food fraud, enable the detection of irregularities and show their commitment for the organic brand.
How does it work?
Check Organic maps and links certification and transaction data of organic products along the supply chain. Based on the organically certified acreage, expected yield and real-time transaction data, the system calculates a mass balance and checks the plausibility of produced vs. sold organic quantities. Whilst a product travels along the supply chain, Check Organic displays each operators’ certification status and the products’ integrity status via an intuitive traffic light system; revealing food fraud even before the product is sold on the market.
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