Product safety

Product safety

We take responsibility for quality and product safety in the production and marketing of our food and animal feed and bioethanol. Quality management systems have been implemented in all Südzucker divisions to ensure the safety and desired quality of the products - from the development phase of a product via procurement, production and distribution to customers.

GFSI, organic, halal and non-genetic engineering: our variety of certifications

Our food quality management systems are geared toward internationally recognized standards with extensive specifications and standardized assessment processes. The normative framework is provided by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarking and validation system. Certifications recognized by GFSI and used within Südzucker Group include FSSC 22000, IFS Food, BRC Global Standard Food Safety and SQF. All Südzucker Group food production facilities have at least one such certificate; several production facilities have multiple certifications. 

Various production locations have specific additional certificates for certain product groups, according to special customer requirements; for example, bio, fairtrade, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Kosher, Halal, Marine Stewardship Council or free of genetic modifications.


Product safety

Quality without compromise

The HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) concept is a key element of our food and animal feed safety system. The system is used to systematically analyze product hazards and critical control points associated with raw material properties and end products, each individual production step, as well as transportation and storage factors.

On the basis of this analysis, if necessary appropriate measures have been taken to protect consumers. The system also includes the analysis of complaints as an additional information basis for the continuous improvement of processes and products.

Maximum safety – also for animal feed

Feed for animals ultimately becomes food for humans. Accordingly, high standards must also be maintained in the production of animal feed in order to guarantee quality and exclude any risk to humans and animals.

The feed production facilities have certificates of internationally recognized feed safety standards GMP+International, QS Quality and Safety and FEMAS.

Animal feed