Keen sense of quality and food safety
Quality is the last thing you need to worry about at Schouten. Our Quality Assurance team is happy to take care of this for you. Everything in our business operations is designed to ensure food safety and consistency in food quality. We apply the highest quality and safety standards. This allows us to detect deviations in good time and implement new insights and improvements quickly.
GFSI and IFS certified quality
At Schouten, we only work with GFSI certified production sites. They master their processes down to the smallest detail and guarantee a high-quality and plant-based product that is as safe as possible. Our own company is IFS certified. Your guarantee that we leave nothing to chance when it comes to quality and food safety.
An eye for quality during the production process
How does Schouten monitor the quality and food safety of the vegan and veggie products you order from us?
Using established quality control procedures during the production process, for instance for:
- incoming goods
- cleaning effectiveness
- temperature of semi-finished products
- heating process
- weight of finished product
- temperature control in areas and during transport
- metal detection
- visual aspects of finished product
Outside of production we carry out even more checks and analyses to ensure the quality and safety of our food:
- organoleptic inspections
- chemical analyses
- microbiological analyses
- environmental research, including on listeria
We collect and store a sample of every production batch until the batch expires. All process and analysis results are stored for at least two years after the expiry date.
Full traceability, bottom-up and top-down, is always possible: with just a name and batch code or expiry date we can provide you with all information. During our internal audits we regularly check whether we have properly guaranteed the traceability.
More information about our quality approach
Our IFS certificate
Please click here to read more about our IFS certificate and to get the possibility to download it.