Beneo’s plants in Wijgmaal, Belgium and Confienza, Italy, have been awarded their first International Food Standard (IFS) certification, with a score of 98.5 per cent at higher level. Its functional rice derivatives are produced at both plants, including the well-known Remyline, Remygel and Remyflo brands.
The results at these two plants prove compliance with the highest industry standards and re-enforce the company’s IFS records previously received at its other plants in Oreye, Belgium (97 per cent); Offstein, Germany (99.89 per cent); and in Pemuco, Chile (99.36 per cent).
Dr Matthias Moser, member of the Executive Board, comments, ‘We are pleased to see that our plants in Wijgmaal and Confienza have proven to be compliant to internationally accepted standards. This outstanding result underscores our commitment to provide the highest quality products worldwide. We strive to achieve continuous improvement in all fields, in order to offer the best possible products and services to customers.’
The IFS is a standard for auditing the quality and safety of food processes and products and is conducted on a yearly basis. It confirms compliance to the highest standards and is acknowledged throughout the worldwide food industry as well as by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
Beneo is a division of the Südzucker Group, employs almost 900 people and has production units in Belgium, Chile, Germany and Italy. It offers functional ingredients derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat with nutritional benefits such as ‘less fat’, ‘less sugar’, ‘less calories’, ‘added fibre’, ‘gluten-free’ and dairy alternatives. The Beneo-Institute provides insights into nutrition science and legislation, while the Beneo-Technology Center consults in application technology.