HorizonScan

  • HorizonScan is a database of global raw material and commodity issues covering all areas of food integrity.
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HorizonScan

A techology-led solution for managing complex supply chains

HorizonScan is a  collaborative software and data platform that provides top UK supermarkets, foodservice operators and manufacturers with previously unseen insight into their direct and indirect supply chains. This system will help keep you posted on hazard and risk assessments across all food sectors from around the world and specific issues that may concern you like fraud, microbial contaminants, residues of veterinary drugs, pesticide residues, mycotoxins, allergens, heavy metals, dioxins, PCBs and many more.


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HorizonScan monitors commodity safety and integrity issues worldwide, collecting data daily from more than 100 food safety agencies and other reliable sources, delivering timely alerts on emerging food safety issues. It can help you to meet all consumer and regulatory demands for transparency and accountability across the ingredient supply chain, by identifying potential food safety threats before they become a problem.

You can use HorizonScan pro-actively to monitor food supply chain issues, from fraud and authenticity concerns, to pesticide or veterinary drug residues, environmental and other contaminants, microbiological problems, allergens and more.


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  • Pro-actively monitor food supply chain issues on a global scale.
  • Keep your supply chain safe and your business running without interruption.
  • Search by commodity, country of origin, type of threat, supplier and more.
  • Set up automatic alerts for the commodities and issues most important to you.

A user-friendly modern platform

Areas of Expertise

Incidents Tracked

  • Food Fraud
  • Pesticides and drug residues
  • Foreign objects
  • Mycotoxins
  • Allergens
  • GMOs
  • Heavy metals
  • Dioxins, PCBs, PAHs

  • key benefits

    Key Benefits

  • Identify current risks
  • Customizable daily email alerts
  • Comply with FSMA
  • Research suppliers, worldwide
  • Rank analytical priorities
  • Access 15+ years of historical data
  • Reduce risk of recalls
  • Protect YOUR Brand & Customers

  • Horizonscan facts

    HorizonScan Facts

  • 550+ commodities tracked
  • 180+ countries of origin
  • 110+ global data sources
  • 30+ new reports per day
  • 110,000+ total incident records
  • 22,000+ suppliers

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    HorizonScan Capabilities

    Supplier Check

    Allowing you to check individual companies for previous commodity-specific references to food integrity issues in their supply chain.

    Regular email alert

    Regular email alerts related specifically to your commodity interests.

    Searchable summaries

    Searchable summary of all problems in individual commodities at an international level.

    Data Coverage

     We track 500+ commodities over 180 countries of origin including tracking 22,000+ suppliers. There are 30+ new entries nearly every day produced from over 180 global data sources.

    Detailed breakdowns

    Detailed breakdowns of fraud and authenticity issues.


    "supply chain risk control is not only a new FSMA requirement but is an important part of brand protection in today's food safety environment. HorizonScan is a great resource to better understand where the risks are in your supply chain, and thus better manage those risks."


    Dr. David Acheson
    CEO of the Acheson Group, & former Associate Commissioner for Foods at the US FDA




    Risk prioritisation for:

    • Pesticides residues
    • Veterinary drug residues
    • Mycotoxin incidence
    • Microbiological incidence
    • Unlabelled allergens
    • Fraud incidents

    Links to original data sources

    Each alert has contains a link to the data source for easy reference.



    Bespoke Data Management Systems

    Fulfil your organisations requirements with Fera's powerful datasets.

    We can customise any of our existing Knowledge Solutions products (HorizonScan, FC24, and LIAISON) to fit your organisation's requirements. These products have a varying scope to provide a flexible service that can be tailored-made to suit your specific requirements.

    Our products are the foundations for a specific bespoke system that can be suitable for a plethora of uses across the agri-food sector, providing up-to-date data from which to make key, informed business decisions.


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