Health crises have become recurrent worldwide. In this context, ensuring food safety and traceability has become essential to reassure consumers and ensure the quality of food and products.
For this reason, we are now experiencing a gradual toughening of legislation in all countries worldwide. This regulatory tightening mainly pursues two complementary objectives:
provide increasing quantities of information about food products (safety and quality)
better identify and trace causes in case of a problem or health crisis (traceability)
All of these precautions are intended to protect consumers and meet their growing demands for information and transparency on the intrinsic properties and nutritional values of food products.
Neovia is aware of its responsibility towards its customers and final consumers, therefore it has placed traceability and safety at the heart of its corporate priorities. In this context, the company has implemented a process monitoring the quality of raw materials for many years. In particular, the company has a team entirely dedicated to the compliance of raw materials and products delivered by suppliers which are used in its production cycle.
Similarly, Neovia has implemented health control plans on all of the Group’s production and distribution sites. In parallel, the computerised control of production facilities ensures the traceability of each production site and provides Neovia with detailed monitoring of the quality of its products at each stage of the manufacturing cycle.
Thanks to this strong expertise in traceability and food safety which Neovia gained many years ago, it has made its analysis laboratories one of the seven core businesses in its full service offer.
Neovia’s analysis laboratory business, in particular through the InVivo Labs trademark, aims at ensuring the safety, traceability, and quality of the products of the Company’s subsidiaries as well as external customers.
Neovia’s analysis laboratories conduct physicochemical and microbiological analyses in the field of food processing (food and feed). They also have a strong expertise in molecular biology. In the same time they provide services in the following analysis segments: nutraceutics, cosmetics, pharmaceutics, etc.
Neovia’s analysis laboratories (seven analysis laboratories worldwide) systematically control raw materials and finished products. Control services concern both pathogenic contaminants (salmonella, listeria, etc.) and chemical contaminants (heavy metals and mycotoxins).
In total, Neovia’s analysis laboratories conduct over 1.5 million tests per year.
Quality and food safety at Wisium are given paramount importance when it comes to the organization of its industrial processes. All our sensitive raw materials are imported from carefully selected suppliers through our European Purchasing Department. Our plant located in Brits is ISO22000 certified, Afri and Afma compliant. As part of the Neovia, Wisium undergoes internal audits twice a year.
1. Customer trust and confidence.
Our customers expect us to meet their needs through our products and services on a consistent basis. We can do this by listening to them, ensuring we produce to the highest standard every time and ultimately by our commitment to ISO22000 and GMP. In this way we will build trust and a sustainable profitable business.
2. Quality is everybody’s commitment.
Management has to walk the talk when it comes to quality. We need to hold each other accountable to ensure we never drop the ball and always implement and measure quality procedures to the best of our abilities. Management has to communicate quality expectations to all staff to ensure that it is at all times on the top of everyone’s mind.
3. Minimize waste.
Raw material and product waste must be kept to an absolute minimum. Besides the monetary value of wastage, there is also a strong case for zero tolerance on waste in order to manage scarce resources. In addition, waste is often part of the problem when it comes to cleanliness on floor, machines and general house-keeping which ultimately can cause cross-contamination and other health related problems.
4. Animal nutrition, health and safety.
Ultimately we produce products that are fed to animals and have a direct impact on their health, growth and overall condition. Our commitment is not only to produce quality products that exceed our customer’s expectation but also to fulfil all the nutritional needs of the animals we’re feeding. To do this consistently requires stringent quality processes, systems and a firm commitment from management.