To safeguard our quality, we ensure that our production methods comply with requirements for a sound and comprehensive quality assurance system, such as IFS and BRC guidelines. Each year, external parties, government agencies and our clients verify that we are still complying with the guidelines in the correct manner.
The right product guaranteed
Westfort produces pork products according to a variety of concepts, ranging from the Sustainable Pork Value Chain to organic pork. Because each concept is subject to its own standards, the different meat flows are kept strictly separate during processing in our slaughterhouse. We ensure this separation by means of a channelling system that employs colour coding for the different concepts and follow strict protocols. In our new slaughterhouse, we will take this one step further, by using an innovative colour-coded lighting system to identify the different meat flows. This way, our staff will know immediately which concept is being processed at any given time.
In addition to the Committee for Animal Biotechnology (CBD), certification agency CGD B.V. and Skal verifying whether we are working in compliance with the established standards, our special channelling teams check our channelling system on a daily basis to make sure that the different meat concepts remain strictly separated.
Transparency and compliance with standards are minimum requirements. At Westfort, this also applies when it comes to the commitment and professional competence of our staff. Training and education are therefore a key priority. By providing our staff with training in product knowledge, hygiene, safe working practices and/or food safety, we ensure that they are consummate professionals and, in so doing, safeguard our quality.
Westfort not only complies with domestic and EU quality requirements; it has also received approval from the following countries to export its products there: South Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.