Unprocessed cereals, seeds and legumes are often subject to risks, such as an excessive presence of mycotoxins. As a processor of agricultural products, the monitoring and safeguarding of your chain and suppliers is therefore essential to ensure the quality of your products.
Certification is an indispensable part of the world of food production. For importers, other generic certification schemes apply in addition to the Hygiene Code GZP (the hygiene code for cereals, seeds and legumes). Think of BRC, IFS, FSSC 22000, HACCP, ISO 22000 and SQF when the products are being incorporated into the food. Because the requirements of customers and the government are becoming increasingly strict, analysis reports of imported products from distant countries often do not meet the requirements of the EU. With these products it is often very difficult to get a grip on the right quality control.
Many primary producers and their subsequent links in the supply chain are connected to regular customers, such as auctions or retailers, who apply their own quality and food safety requirements. To deal with this in the right way, specific knowledge is required, which we deploy on a daily basis. You will also benefit from our relationship with both the organisations within the sector and the certification bodies involved.
Growers will also have to use a certification standard. For example, use can be made of the hygiene code GZP (the hygiene code for cereals, seeds and legumes) that uses HACCP as a starting point. Many growers of arable crops also have to comply with the requirements of GLOBALG.A.P, a good practice standard developed by a group of large European supermarket chains. In addition to food safety, GLOBALG.A.P. also pays attention to animal welfare, the environment, nature and working conditions.
By bundling all expertise, Normec Foodcare helps with all kinds of issues and solutions in the field of process control, quality and food safety, laboratory research, taste tests, QA automation, flexible deployment of quality managers and inspectors, education and training, risk management and label control.
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