Food Safety

Certification schemes

The requirements of the FSSC 22000 standard have been assessed and accepted by chain parties, united in the “Global Food Safety Initiative” (GFSI). Schouten Certification is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council and recognized by the FSSC 22000 Foundation. In addition, Schouten Certification has licenses and accreditations for schemes such as ISO 9001 and Gluten-free. This allows one team of auditors to assess all aspects of a company.

Schouten Certification is accredited for the following scopes:

C             Food manufacturing

D             Animal feed production

FI            Retail and wholesale

G            Transport and storage services

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As a production, processing or distribution company in the food industry, you are an important link in the food safety chain. Therefore, there are many rules and legislation that you have to comply with. All these requirements are included in the food and feed safety scheme of ISO: ISO 22000.

Schouten Certification is accredited for the following scopes:

C             Food manufacturing

D             Animal feed production

F             Retail, trade and wholesale

G            Transport and storage services

H            Services

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An allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction of the body’s immune system to harmless substances (allergens). This can lead to problems and complaints of the stomach and intestines, and in severe cases to an aphylactic shock and sometimes even death.

Celiac disease is not an allergy to food hypersensitivity, but an autoimmune disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten. The immune system turns against the body itself. Celiac disease only occurs in people with a hereditary predisposition. In the Netherlands, about 1 in 100 people has celiac disease. At present, a lifelong, strict diet is the only treatment for people with celiac disease.

The Dutch Celiac Association (NCV) has been committed to helping people with celiac disease since 1974. In order to offer consumers who are on a gluten-free diet a safe choice, the NCV licenses producers and suppliers for gluten-free products. This license is linked to the Crossed Grain gluten-free quality mark. To apply for the Crossed Grain quality mark, the producer must be in possession of a Gluten-Free Certificate

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European associations for celiac patients, that are committed to helping people with celiac disease, have joined forces: the Association of European Celiac Societies (AOECS). The Dutch NCV is also a member of the AOECS. A joint certification scheme has been drawn up for the certification of gluten-free producers, production processes and foodstuffs. Schouten Certification can assess your organization against this joint scheme of the AOECS. Want to know more?

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Simply OK is an allergen control scheme.

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We are ready to discuss with you what you want to achieve. During the application, we identify your business processes and internal organisation and schedule a tailor-made audit.

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