Legislation and regulations on food safety, traceability and animal welfare are our highest priority. Kiezebrink acts fully in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1069/2009. The business locations in Putten are all acknowledged by the Dutch government, the NVWA (www.nvwa.nl/english).
In the Netherlands, the safety of products is controlled by the NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority). This control is based on established laws and rules.
The NVWA is formed by a merger between VWA (Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority), AID (General Inspection) and the PD (Plant Protection Organisation). The NVWA is an independent agency in the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The four main tasks of the NVWA are:
Producers who process animal products as meat (including animal by-products), fish or dairy produce must be approved by the NVWA. These approvals are issued when the company meets the requirements. Then, companies are controlled by unannounced tests.
Raw products for use in feeding fall under the regulation of animal by-products. Basic Regulation EG 1069/2009 and the implementing Regulation 142/2011 apply to animal by-products. Animal by-products are classified in three categories, depending on the risk for public and animal health. These categories are:
The following products are classified as category 1:
The following products are classified as category 2:
Category 2 material may, with the consent of the competent authority, be transported to:
The following products are classified as category 3:
The different categories have their own rules concerning import, export, processing etc. Within Kiezebrink we act according to this legislation and regulation. For more information please contact our Quality Manager Patrick Strijker (firstname.lastname@example.org).