All the sauces produced by Pauwels meet the highest BRC and IFS standards, of which Pauwels has acquired the Higher Level Certificate, the highest grade of the standard. Every Pauwels production site has its own R&D and quality control departments, which will continuously develop products and test them locally, to get to know what consumers want and to respond to trends and developments.
The highest export quality standards
Pauwels strives for optimum export quality throughout, from purchasing raw materials to the production process and delivering our end products to the customer.
Raw materials and packaging are purchased only from suppliers who satisfy pre-determined selection criteria, taking account of quality requirements, legislation and food safety rules.
All sauces are prepared by enthusiastic operators with the necessary professional know-how. Quality is continually monitored on the basis of due and proper parameters by quality-conscious lab technicians, and monitoring samples are kept of all batches, enabling the lab to check the quality of the product at any time. Checks are, of course, not limited to the sauces produced by Pauwels but also include checks on the environment, machines and equipment used, the efficacy of cleaning operations, etc.
There is continued, well developed interaction throughout the entire company, which enables all areas to respond swiftly to any situation that arises.
Pauwels produces according to quality and food safety standards
The IFS (International Food Standard) has been developed to enhance customer satisfaction and increase the reliability and safety of food products, and is comprised of food safety requirements that Pauwels has to meet. The HACCP also forms part of IFS, and through continued excellence Pauwels holds the Higher Level Certificate, which is the highest grade of the standard.
BRC is the worldwide standard for food safety, which aims to lay down specific criteria regarding the safety, quality and procedures to be adhered to by producers and manufacturers supplying food products to British retail organisations. Pauwels has the AA+ certificate, again the top grade.
AC (AutoControl) is a whole range of measures that are taken by operators to ensure that the products in all stages of the process comply with the statutory requirements concerning quality, food safety, traceability and supervision of actual compliance. Pauwels has received AC approval from a recognised auditor of the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain.
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