Quality management

HACCP and GHP/GMP principles are implemented in the Brakel facility to provide a complete food safety and quality management system which guarantees high standards of quality and health safety.

Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, including measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level. In this manner, HACCP focuses on the prevention of hazards rather than on detection via inspection of the finished product. The HACCP system can be used at all stages of a food chain, from food production and preparation processes including packaging and distribution.

The HACCP, which in effect prevents unsafe practices based on science, differs from traditional "produce and sort" quality control methods that do nothing to prevent hazards from occurring, and must identify them at the end of the process. The HACCP is focused only on the health safety issues of a product and not the quality of the product. The HACCP regulation requires that all plants maintain certain documents, including a hazard analysis and a written HACCP plan, as well as records documenting the monitoring of critical control points, critical limits, verification activities, and the handling of processing deviations. Implementation involves monitoring, verifying, and validating that the daily work is compliant with regulatory requirements in all stages at all times.

The HACCP system allows us to make sure that we do our best for the safety of the product and the consumer, in relation to the provisions, principles of good manufacturing practice, good hygiene practices and customer needs.

In addition, at the Poultry Cutting Plant Brakel we have implemented Total Quality Management and we follow its eight main principles:

1. Customer-focused Organization
2. Leadership
3. Involvement of People
4. Process Approach
5. System Approach to Management
6. Continual Improvement
7. Factual Approach to Decision Making
8. Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships

The system of management in Brakel is based on the principle that every staff member must be committed to maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of the company's operations. The overall improvement is achieved via frequent small improvements rather than through large investments. Processes optimization is achieved by using simple and universal tools as well as equipment which can be easily and quickly modified for different tasks, maximizing time of production. Synchronization of individual job positions helps to minimize costs. .