Food safety traceability service provider Frequentz has new track-and-trace software that uses IBM technology.

Los Altos, Calif.-based Frequentz’s new IRIS (Information Repository & Intelligence Server) traceability server combines the company’s proprietary traceability technology with IBM’s InfoSphere traceability technology, according to a news release.

Frequentz acquired the IBM technology in November.

San Juan Bautista, Calif.-based Earthbound Farm has been an early produce industry users of IRIS.

Track-and-trace technology enables suppliers to immediately identify damaged products anywhere along the supply chain in the event of a recall.

“It is critical for businesses that manufacture drugs, automotive parts and consumables to pinpoint their products’ movement from creation to sale,” Michael Lucas, Frequentz’s chief executive officer, said in the release.

“Capturing and being able to analyze the data provided by track-and-trace both saves and drives revenue — and in the case of pharmaceutical and food and beverage products, it can save lives.”