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We never compromise on product safety

Safe and high-quality products are the basis of Raisio's operations. Since Raisio makes food for people and feed for animals, the continuous development and ensuring of product safety affect the entire food chain. Traceability and quality requirements of raw materials and reliable production processes are examples of product safety areas. 

Main events in 2015

Updating of the BRC certification to version 7 was taken into account in our food production plants.  The new version emphasises the transparency and traceability of raw material purchasing and the support of quality systems.

Allergen control was in focus in terms of food product safety.. A gluten-free production area was completed at Raisio's Newport site.  

Production metal detectors were renewed in our Confectionery business. 

The dosing accuracy of vitamins and additives was improved at Raisioagro's production plants. 

Certifications at Raisio's production sites 

Certification and quality systems support safe production. The systems ensure, for example, the functionality of our traceability processes.

  • All Raisio's food manufacturing sites have the BRC certification of product safety and quality. 100 per cent of Raisio's food products  were made by a BRC certified production site.
  • Our units in the UK and Czech Republic are Sedex members. Sedex is an international tracking system of responsible supply chain. 
  • Quality management system ISO 9001 at the Finnish production sites.
  • Environmental management system ISO 14001 in the Czech Republic and Finland.
  • Organic production certificate at five production sites in Finland and the UK.
  • Kosher and halal certificates in the production of Benecol ingredient.
  • Kosher certificate at the Finnish food production sites and for certain products in the UK.

Product recalls in 2015

Raisio aims to have no recalls. However, if a product quality problem is detected, the recall is made without delay and reasons leading to the situation are examined carefully. In 2015, Raisio conducted one recall, which means that products had already reached consumers. The product recall was not about a quality defect causing danger to consumers.

Objectives for 2016-2018

  • We will maintain the BRC certification at our food sites 
  • Raisioagro's focus will be on recipe accuracy
  • The number of product recalls to zero