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Digital Product Passport: Making food products transparent and trustworthy

A picture of Thomas and a reference to his involvement in the podcast.

In honour of World Consumer Rights Day on 15 March, DRG4FOOD launched its Digital Food Podcast series. The series aims to delve deep into the intersection of digital technologies and the food industry, shedding light on the crucial concept of digital responsibility.

The first episode sets the scene by exploring the complex relationship between data and food. The focus is on how data can be made available to consumers in a way that enables them to make informed choices about the products they consume. The episode also features insights from two experts: Kai Michael Hermsen, project coordinator for DRG4FOOD and co-founder of the "twinds foundation", and Thomas L. Rödding. With experience in digitisation, traceability technology and standards development, they offer invaluable perspectives on building trust in the food industry.

Thomas L. Rödding:

The Digital Product Passport (DPP) is a key concept for achieving an easy-to-use and trustworthy source of information for consumers. Making it easy for the supply chain to create and manage DPPs will enable a rapid transition to transparent and trustworthy food products.


DRG4FOOD is an EU project to enable innovation in food safety, sustainability, personalised nutrition and more. By creating an open source toolbox and structured funding programmes, it aims to catalyse positive change across the food chain. The project's strategic roadmap ensures that citizens and stakeholders alike benefit from the effort, as the project strives to create a more transparent, trustworthy and sustainable food ecosystem.


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