Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano, p-Chip Corporation and Kaasmerk Matec Partner to Launch Breakthrough in Digital Food Safety Tracking Technology

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REGGIO EMILIE, Italy, March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano (CFPR) today announced its partnership with Kaasmerk Matec (Kaasmerk) and p-Chip Corporation (p-Chip) to launch a line of secure and safe digital traceability labels for food for his Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheels. The new technology will provide unprecedented levels of traceability, inventory tracking and control, product authentication, quality assurance testing, product serialization and consumer safety.

The Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano today announced its partnership with Kaasmerk Matec and p-Chip Corporation to launch a range of digital food and security traceability labels for its wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

“Parmigiano Reggiano is one of the oldest and most famous cheeses in the world, and it is a product that symbolizes the Italian product,” said Nicolas BertinelliPresident of the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano. “Since our Consortium was founded in 1934, we have strived to convey the value of our product globally and to distinguish it from similar-sounding products on the market that do not meet our strict production requirements. and area of ​​origin. By being the first to integrate these secure digital tags on our wheels, we can continue to ensure consumer safety, providing traceability and authentication of our products to meet the technological objectives of the industry 4.0.”

Since 2002, a casein label with a unique and sequential alphanumeric code has been applied to each wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano, but now p-Chip is launching a new range of secure digital tracking labels for the industry, and the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano innovates sol by integrating these p-Chip micro-transponders into 2D codes, QR codes and/or datamatrix codes. The result is an innovative, food-safe digital label that takes CFPR food safety and wholesomeness beyond government requirements.

Kaasmerk Matec and p-Chip Corporation have partnered to carry out this innovation program for a p-Chip device integrated into the casein label, a standard protein-based food/cheese identification method of the industry. The innovation combines food-safe casein labels with the p-Chip micro transponder, a blockchain crypto-anchor that creates a digital “twin” for physical items. This new scannable food label is smaller than a grain of salt and highly durable, providing next-generation visibility and traceability to the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano.

“We are thrilled to partner with a leading global brand like the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano, to bring world-class disruptive tracking technology to the food industry,” said Joe WagnerCEO of p-Chip Corporation. “By integrating p-Chip micro-transponders into casein labels, CFPR can better control its inventory, protect and differentiate its products from similar-looking and sounding brands, and gain access to unparalleled track-and-trace technology to protect themselves in the event of recalls or other issues. I look forward to working with the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano as they realize the full potential this technology holds for their business.”

Over the past two years, the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano has conducted extensive testing of the p-Chip/Kaasmerk Matec Casein label and approved the technical use of the label for authentication and digital traceability of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

“For more than 100 years, we’ve worked with artisan cheesemakers to provide casein cheese brands that provide an invaluable level of protection for their recipes, helping to preserve the passion and craftsmanship they bring to the production of their cheeses,” said Winus Sloot, managing director of Kaasmerk Matec. “We are delighted to collaborate with p-Chip to develop this smart digital label that will track and trace CFPR bulk cheeses from Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano from start to finish, providing additional protection for both CFPR and consumers. because the label is highly resistant to tampering.”

The new smart digital food labels will be added to 100,000 CFPR bulk cheese wheels in the second quarter of 2022. This is the final phase of large-scale “testing” before evaluating the possibility of extending this technology to the market. entire production of Parmigiano Reggiano.

About the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
Founded in 1934, the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano perpetuates the art and tradition of a historical product, of excellence and symbol of Made in Italy food. All Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producers are members of the Consortium, which is globally committed to the protection of the denomination and the brand, to the defense of typicality and to the promotion and enhancement of the King of Cheese. To learn more, visit https://www.parmigianoreggiano.com/.

About Kaasmerk Matec
Kaasmerk Matec is one of the leading producers of casein cheeses (both hard and soft) in Europe. Cheese marks are applied to cheese at the beginning of the cheese making process. They serve as certificates of authenticity that help cheese producers protect their investments and identity and give consumers confidence that they are receiving the composition, taste and quality they expect. Casein brands also provide transparency and traceability at every stage of the cheese production and distribution process. To learn more, visit https://kaasmerkmatec.com/.

About p-Chip Corporation
Since 2017, p-Chip Corporation has revolutionized the tracking of physical products and materials with its breakthrough digital tracking technology. Its p-Chip micro transponder, an extremely durable tracker as small as a grain of salt, functions as a digital anchor for physical objects, providing breakthrough visibility and indexing capability at a scalable price. From pharmaceuticals to electronics, automotive components to agricultural ingredients, businesses around the world rely on patented p-Chip tracking technology to unlock business intelligence, deepen brand loyalty and increase revenue. To learn more, visit https://p-chip.com/.

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