Spices, herbs, coffee, tea and cacoa

Spices and herbs are often sourced from countries where the control of the production process is limited. In this case, it is not easy to obtain specifications or analysis results of the products from the country of origin to ensure food safety.

Risk analysis and control measures

The NVWA supervises the importing of products from third countries. Once you become the owner of the product, you must have a risk analysis in place in which all the hazards and risks present have been determined. Control measures must also be included in this. One example is the frequent presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as Salmonella. Another example is the presence of aflatoxin, dioxin and mycotoxins.

In addition, there may be risks associated with the use of certain chemical colours and flavours, such as Azo dyes, pesticides and heavy metals, a too large quantity of which can be harmful to health. Our experienced quality managers can help you to get a complete picture of factors that you need to take into account so that nothing about your process control can be criticised.

Product investigation

We ensure that the hazards are fully mapped and that feasible control measures are taken. In addition, we also investigate products microbiologically and chemically on the basis of a complete sampling schedule. We help you to develop a process control that is fully geared to the requirements of your customers.

The taste of spices, herbs, coffee, tea and cocoa are very important, as that is what the products are all about. Are you looking for some market research? Normec Foodcare can carry out consumer surveys for you. Through our surveys, you get a clear picture of how your target group experiences the product.

Experiences of our customers


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A selection of our customers