Huashan Group is a China-based wholesaler supplying raw food ingredient (coffee, tea, spices, herbs) from different countries to F&B companies. As agricultural products are not consistent in nature, the QC manager as part of his daily job tastes the ingredients from each batch of supplies to ensure consistency. If the quality is not acceptable, he will reject the batch or blend with different grades to achieve the required taste based on customer requirement. After implementing the solution, instead of physically tasting the batches, the QC manager uses ProfilePrint to scan the sample from each batch, matches against existing standard in the database and verify the consistency of the products received.
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1872 Clipper is a Singapore-based tea retail brand with global distribution. As brand reputation and taste consistency is crucial for the company, 1872 Clipper invests significantly in sending samples for laboratory testing as well as developing in-house testing capabilities.
It is common for unscrupulous suppliers to adulterate products with cheap fillers such as sugar, ash or even spent leaves, and also passing of a higher grade product from a lower grade source, example repacking Indonesian black tea as premium Dimbula Ceylon tea. 1872 Clipper ensures authenticity with sampling laboratory testing as well as random tasting of received products. 1872 Clipper now uses ProfilePrint to inspect for adulteration, which is non-destructive and rapid, and hence able to conduct more rigorous and comprehensive checks compared to expensive laboratory testing. They are also able to identify cases where suppliers blends lower quality ingredients and passing off as higher value products.
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TASTE PREDICTION & MATCHING
Tea Tang, a Sri-lanka based Tea Factory sources teas from farmers and processes for export purposes. They typically receive requests for bulk teas of specific taste based on a reference sample the client provides. After implementing the solution, instead of physically tasting the sample and also tasting all the available inventory to find a match, Tea Tang uses ProfilePrint to scan the sample from the client, matches against existing digital inventory pre-scanned and finds the closest taste match within seconds which is optimised base on lowest price.