Food safety comes first
Production at Wessels Grootverbruik BV occurs strictly according to the FSSC 22000 standard, with physical, chemical and microbiological hazards constantly being critically identified and combated preventively, while the highest requirements relating to hygiene are observed. Wessels Grootverbruik B.V. was certified according to the latest HACCP standard (September 2002) in mid 2005 and in 2013, it took the step in proceeding to the FSSC 22000 standard. Food Safety System Certification (FSSC 22000) is certification scheme based on ISO 22000 and PAS 220 for certifying food safety for all production companies in the food sector. This standard is recognised by the GFSI, in which the retail sector and food industry are represented.
The production process scrutinised
The condition of all machinery present, tools, layout, routing, cleanliness and personal hygiene, in short the entire production process, is constantly being measured and managed. We and our external consultant keep a close eye on new developments applicable to our production. All products are processed, stored and distributed with the strictest hygiene. Every month – at an unexpected time – an external research agency takes various samples and checks hygiene and bacteriology, and our washing water is also regularly tested for purity. The entire process is completely transparent and easy for our customers to understand.
Wessels Grootverbruik BV collaborates extremely closely with BK Kwaliteitszorg, meaning new trends, rules and requirements are followed swiftly and accurately. BK Kwaliteitszorg furthermore sees to all external audits and provides all validations and checks, meaning we can be sure we have a well considered, professional and impartial quality system.
Wessels Grootverbruik BV is also a member of Food Compass. Food Compass independently conducts risk-analysis based residue research at the national level. Besides Wessels Grootverbruik BV itself being monitored, this participation in Food Compass means we also have insight into all our results and those of other participating companies by way of a data bank.