Quality system certified for NEN-EN-ISO 22000.
In our company, quality and food safety have been central ever since we started. To ensure the quality of our products, resulting in satisfied customers and secured continuity, our quality system has been certified for the ISO22000 standard.
Since 2009, W. van der Meer and Sons B.V. has had a quality management system based on the ISO22000 standard. ISO22000 is an ISO standard in which requirements are made on an organisation in the food chain. The ISO22000 standard is primarily a food safety management system into which an HACCP system and a GHP (Good Hygienic Practices) have been integrated.
ISO22000 emphasises food safety, adding food safety policy/management to quality policy/management. Quality can be defined as everything the customer expects; of course this includes food safety.
ISO22000 includes five steps:
All the tasks and responsibilities of all our permanent employees are described in clear procedures and instructions, both in text and flowcharts. There are job descriptions for each function. Important actions are explained using photos.
Our quality system is constantly subject to change. Our quality manager (food technologist with a higher professional degree) is responsible for the planning, execution and for monitoring, registering and, if necessary, adjusting all the process parameters. The quality system (the theory) is tested against daily practice through proposals for improvement, internal audits and half-yearly review meetings. This results in a continuous process of improvement of the total quality of W. van der Meer and Sons B.V.
Our quality system not only guarantees food safety and product quality, but by working with a documented quality system we have also succeeded in guaranteeing safe working through a fully integrated safety system (working conditions).
A satisfied customer is our aim. With the continuous process of improvement described above and by monitoring new developments in the market, legal requirements and registration of our shortcomings, we get all the information required to continuously optimize our quality system. Consequently, we can ensure that our products fully meet your wishes as a customer thanks to our quality system.