How do we prove where a product comes from? The truth lies within.
Science can tell you the true origin of a product. Plants and animals are creatures of their environment and what they eat or drink is absorbed into their flesh. And within what they eat or drink are natural concentrations of Trace Elements and Isotopes. This is what we measure.
Traditional types of traceability rely on packaging and labels which are themselves prone to counterfeit.
Our scientific approach measures the product itself to prove where it claims to be from. Even when packaging is removed or counterfeit we can still help.
The science used by Oritain originated in the criminal forensic field where it has been used in multiple investigations. The methodology has been thoroughly peer-reviewed and subject to numerous scientific journal publications over the last 20 years.
Our scientists are leaders in their field. So when you work with Oritain you can be reassured that the science we adopt is robust and trusted by institutions all around the world.
Scientific traceability compliments traditional traceability methods.
A products' origin can be identified using 'fingerprints' derived from the chemical compositions of plants and animals. These compounds vary naturally throughout the environment.
Ratios of stable Isotopes (non-radioactive atoms of the same element that contain different numbers of neutrons such as nitrogen, carbon and many others) are indicative of different regions. Typically ratios of oxygen-18 to oxygen-16 or hydrogen-2 to hygrogen-1, which change according to temperature, altitude and precipitation, and ratios of carbon-13 to carbon-12 or nitrogen-15 to nitrogen-14, which vary based on soil conditions, feed consumed and farm practice for example, are examined by Oritain.