The Oritain system can work across a variety of different products including;
Our approach is to measure a suite of naturally occurring chemical elements and where appropriate, ratios of stable isotopes.
These characteristics pass from the environment into plants, and then in to the animals that consume them, and then any product from that animal (wine, milk, hair, wool, antler etc) and this varies geographically. Oritain uses these characteristics to form a chemical fingerprint of origin, which can be compared directly with that of products in the market, or at any point along the supply chain.
There are two factors that contribute to the ‘fingerprint’ of processed products:
The first is the geographic profile and this is the direct influence of the environment the plant or animal was grown or raised.
The second is the unique influence of the processing in terms of trace elements. What this means is if we take some raw ingredients and put half each in to two different processing facilities, there will be a detectable difference in the trace element profile of the finished product.
These two factors combine to create a unique and distinctive fingerprint that links the finished product to the origin. We use this fingerprint to test product at any point in the supply chain or in-market to confirm the product being purchased hasn’t been tampered with.