certification and quality systems

Sep 19, 2019 3:29:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Dutch HACCP certification is coming to an end. What are the alternatives?

After more than 20 years, the decision has been taken to phase out the well-known Dutch HACCP certification. This decision was reached by Stichting Certificatie Veiligheid (SCV), the owner of HACCP...
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Nov 14, 2018 2:33:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Hygiene lock for personal hygiene within the HACCP

There are various ways of implementing the HACCP plan successfully. Elpress has over 40 years of experience in the development and installation of applications that contribute to food safety. A...
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Nov 10, 2018 2:33:00 PM Maarten de Geus

A growing organisation changes HACCP issues

A growing company needs to make several adjustments. The quality employee knows it is time to review the hygiene plan. More employees, perhaps a different building and a possible expansion of...
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Nov 9, 2018 2:31:00 PM Wout Spanjers

5 practical HACCP applications for personal hygiene

Legislation largely determines how companies operate. In the food industry in particular, clear rules are prescribed by national and European governments. This is not surprising, given the industry’s...
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Nov 7, 2018 2:29:00 PM Wout Spanjers

Purchasing HACCP resources - points for consideration

As a quality manager, you are constantly working on the HACCP guidelines for your sector. Food safety is critical for your business. Proper implementation of the hygiene plan provides safety for...
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Nov 5, 2018 2:28:00 PM Milou Heetkamp

Food safety and personal hygiene

In the Netherlands and other European countries, strict laws apply to food processing. Maintaining food safety is important primarily for consumers but also for the economy. Within the food industry,...
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Nov 2, 2018 2:26:00 PM Milou Heetkamp

Is it possible to control the Ralstonia bacterium preventively?

It is now a familiar name to Dutch rose growers: Ralstonia Solanacearum. A stubborn bacterium that can cause a lot of damage to roses and, worse still, can even affect the entire rose greenhouse....
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Oct 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM Wout Spanjers

What is the difference between HACCP and ISO 22000 in the food industry?

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System and is a food safety system that prevents food safety from being compromised. ISO 22000 is an international standard according to...
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Oct 28, 2018 10:25:00 AM Jannes Voss

Growing power of customers in the food industry

In recent years, food producers and suppliers have had to deal with the increasing power of customers. In more and more countries, large retailers are joining forces to work together to improve food...
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Oct 26, 2018 2:12:49 PM Wout Spanjers

What is HACCP and what does it mean for a food company?

What is HACCP? A frequently asked question. HACCP is a food safety system that prevents the safety of food from being compromised. Companies that produce, process or distribute food are obliged by...
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Jan 20, 2017 8:48:19 AM Wout Spanjers

Guidelines for hand hygiene in the food industry

Our specialists are often asked what is necessary for proper hand hygiene. Should personnel in the food industry now wash their hands, disinfect their hands or both? Is hand hygiene required by law?...
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