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Food safety and quality

Zeelandia supplies its customers with quality products that are produced in safe, sanitary and tightly controlled processes which are designed to meet product and customer specifications consistently.

Based on high standards:

  • Legal requirements
  • Our own internal high quality and food safety ambitions
  • Specific customer demands
  • GFSI standards such as: IFS, BRC and FSSC22000
  • Claim standards such as: halal, kosher, RSPO, UTZ, gluten free, biological
  • Other applicable food safety and quality standards.
Food safety and quality

Zeelandia is ready for a titanium dioxide-free era

Recently the European Commission proposed to remove titanium dioxide (E171) from the closed list of allowed additives in the EU.

 

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium, sourced from minerals. It is used in a wide range of goods, such as toothpaste and hygiene and pharmaceutical products. Titanium dioxide is also widely used in the food industry as an additive (E171), because of its colour and opacifying properties. In bakery, it is being used in e.g. water-based bakery fillings, instant custard mixes and various white coverings.

 

In the last few years however, the use of E171 in food products has been the subject of debate. In the European Union titanium dioxide will be deleted from the 1st of January 2022 from the allowed list of colours in foodstuff and from the 1st of July there is a complete ban for putting on shelves products containing titanium dioxide.

For the last years Zeelandia has been working on developing solutions without titanium dioxide. We are prepared with our technical solutions and we adapted and developed numerous products free of TiO2. We are able to offer solutions without the additive well in time to assure compliance with the new EU legislation.

 

If you have any questions on this topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will support you and give advice on your recipes and products.

Zeelandia is ready for a titanium dioxide-free era

COVID-19 measures

Our proactive and preventative measures with regards to the coronavirus.

COVID-19 Measures


As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to assure you that Zeelandia is taking all the necessary proactive and preventative measures to make sure that any possible disruption of our service to you that might occur under these circumstances, is minimised.

Our corporate crisis team continuously monitors the development throughout all the countries in which we operate. In close contact with our national teams, taking into account local situations and national regulations, we make sure that appropriate action plans both locally and globally are in place safeguarding the health and safety of our staff, our business relations and the communities in which we operate while ensuring business continuity towards you.

Precautionary measures towards our personnel and locations already include extensive travel and meeting restrictions, guiding employees in their daily habits to prevent infection, with health and teleworking policies in place, strict guidelines for accepting truck drivers and contractors and with no other visitors allowed to our production sites.

Preventive measures towards the continuity of our production, supply chain and distribution to our customers include an intergral production back-up plan aligned across our global Zeelandia production network, a full inventory, continous monitoring and sourcing plan for all future ingredients and raw materials supply, building additional stock for supplies that are deemed essential and continuously coordinating logistics to safeguard the delivery of your products.

We deeply value the business we do together and you can be assured that we continue to take our responsibility and actions to safeguard our supply chain and service to you in these matters.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or specific concerns so that we can address these with you directly.


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Halal Certification

All our bakery ingredients are now fully Halal Certified.

The Halal industry is among the world's fastest growing global business trends with a built - in consumer base of more than 2 billion spread across the world. 

It has become the answer to many of the world's consumer concerns regarding the safety and the wholesomeness of products on offer.

As Abdulghafur Ganatra - Chairman of Kenya Bureau of Halal Certification (KBHC) - states, KBHC has attained considerable success in improving on the Halal industry in the country. Within a few years since it started its operations, there has been a growing awareness about the need to ensure that the dietary laws of muslims are catered for.

As such, Zeelandia East Africa has taken the necessary steps to ensure the inclusion of muslims dietary laws are abided by. In this regard, all our bakery ingredients are now fully Halal Certified.

Halal Certification